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General Assembly and App Academy both provide online and campus-based coding bootcamp options. App Academy has locations in New York City and San Francisco and offers App Academy Open which allows those interested in coding to try it for free. General Assembly has over 30 locations in six countries and provides graduates with alumni and professional partnership networks. App Academy offers courses in three programming languages: JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, and React/Redux. General Assembly has courses in JavaScript, HTML, JavaScript, Python, SQL, C#, C++, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. App Academy's bootcamps last 16-24 weeks, while General Assembly’s last 10–13 weeks. Both programs offer an income share agreement.

General Assembly App Academy
Overall Rating
Courses Software Engineering Immersive, Software Engineering Immersive - Flex, User Experience Design Immersive, Data Science Immersive, Data Analytics, Data Science Part Time, Digital Marketing, +6 more.
Front-End Web Development, Product Management, Python Programming, React Development, User Experience Design Part Time, Visual Design
App Academy Open, Bootcamp Prep, Software Engineer Track: In-Person, Software Engineer Track: Online
Cost $2,800 - $15,950 $2,999-$20,000
Location(s) Online, Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Melbourne, Providence, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Sydney, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Paris, Toronto, Denver, Singapore, Orlando, Scottsdale Online, San Francisco, New York City

General Assembly

What is General Assembly?

General Assembly provides part-time and full-time classes with both online or campus-based options. With locations around the globe, students have access to an international network. General Assembly provides students with current skills and programs for in-demand careers like data science, software engineering, UX design, and more.

Highlights: Online courses are designed to accommodate a student's schedule, with classes lasting 10-13 weeks. With 30 different campuses and online options, General Assembly supports international networking through an alumni network, connecting graduates across the globe with potential tech careers by working with 19,000+ hiring partners. Course offerings are designed to fulfill best practices and meet market demand. The curriculum is designed by a large team of instructional designers, subject matter experts, and education product managers.

Financing/scholarship options: General Assembly aims to offer payment programs for every type of student. They offer financing options such as installment plans, loans, and a deferred tuition option, and their Social Impact team works with veterans and underrepresented populations to identify potential funding sources and scholarship opportunities.

What makes General Assembly unique?

In addition to coursework, General Assembly offers many networking opportunities such as workshops and events with industry leaders. Big companies that have hired General Assembly graduates include Google, Microsoft, and IBM.

Go to General Assembly's full page

App Academy

What is App Academy?

App Academy offers both on-campus and online programs. The curriculum is developed with industry leaders from top tech companies, so students learn skills that are valued in the job market. Prospective students can explore coding and if it's right for them through the free resource, App Academy Open.

Highlights: Students may enroll in either a 24-week full-time Software Engineering track online or a 16-week Software Engineering track on campus. Subjects include Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and React/Redux. As these courses are full-time and cohort-based, accepted students are discouraged from having a job while completing App Academy's program.

Financing/scholarship assistance: App Academy is committed to increasing diversity in the tech industry, so their tuition model is based on income. Graduates are not required to pay tuition until they are hired. Additionally, some candidates from underrepresented populations may be awarded deposit assistance; those who opt for the deferred tuition option are still obligated to pay a deposit upfront.

What makes App Academy unique?

Individuals interested in applying are not required to have previous programming experience. While App Academy requires applicants to pass a coding challenge to be accepted, they also offer a two-week course called JumpStart to help candidates prepare.

Go to App Academy's full page

General Assembly Reviews

  • Vyacheslav Starkov | Systems Solutions Specialist
  • Software Engineering Immersive
  • Graduated: 2020



Job Support

"Great opportunity for growth"

I took an on-campus Software Engineering Immersive course at General Assembly in Manhattan and I had a great experience. The on campus atmosphere was nice and friendly and conductive to learning. The professors and TA's were available for help and excellent... Read More

  • Anonymous | UX Designer
  • User Experience Design Immersive
  • Graduated: 2021



Job Support

"GA was the best chance I had to get a UX job!"

I think taking the UXDI program through GA was the best way for me to get a job in UX. I needed the discipline and accountability and my instructor, Shari, was amazing. The cons was that I felt like it wasn't strict enough or hard enough on its students.... Read More

App Academy Reviews

  • WCL
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2021



Job Support

"I highly recommend App Academy"

App Academy is a great bootcamp. I started App Academy at the beginning of 2021 as a student. The course design motivates the students to learn as much as they can during the 16 week period. The TAs and career coaches are very responsible and truly wish... Read More

  • Anonymous
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2021



Job Support

"App Academy is a life-changing rollercoaster ride that is quicker than you think."

I attended a/A due to all of the great reviews and recommendations on different sites. After attending and graduating, I can tell you they were spot on. I never expected to feel so comfortable with applying for tech roles. Drinking from a fire hose is... Read More

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