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General Assembly

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Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers with their coding, data science and UX bootcamps. They provide courses in today’s most in-demand skills. When you learn with GA, you get award-winning curriculum, expert instructors, a global community of 70,000-plus full- and part-time alumni, career results from leading-edge tech courses, with mentorship each step of the way.

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BOTTOM LINE

General Assembly classes, workshops and events are available online and around the world. Motivated students can learn skills needed to break into tech industries or enroll in career development programs.

PROS

  • Scholarships available
  • Post-grad hiring network
  • Rolling admissions

CONS

  • Employment not guaranteed
  • More expensive than self-study

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Rated with 5 stars
02/27/2019
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…It was important to me to gain the technical knowledge for my new career, but it was even more important to have support and guidance through the transition… They stuck with me while I navigated the job market and eventually landing new positions within the tech industry.

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Rated with 5 stars
04/09/2019
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It's hard to put into words how much the staff and instructors at General Assembly care about their pedagogy and the welfare of their students. It is VERY challenging, but also very rewarding...

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General Assembly programs

Full-time and part-time General Assembly programs for business, coding, design, data, marketing and product management are available online or at one of the 20 General Assembly campuses around the globe. All General Assembly courses are taught by leading industry experts who provide hands-on learning experiences for their students.

On-campus class sizes are capped at 25 students and online courses can have up to 30 students. The average student-teach ratio is 8:1 on General Assembly campuses. In addition to education opportunities for individuals, General Assembly also provides business solution services like talent acquisition and upskilling existing staff for corporations.

  • General Assembly full-time programs: Full-time, immersive courses at General Assembly include software engineering, user experience design, data science and digital marketing. Full-time students at General Assembly get access to a dedicated career coach, job-search prep and real-world learning, plus networking opportunities.
  • General Assembly part-time programs: Part-time courses are offered for user experience (UX) design, data analytics, data science, digital marketing, product management, visual design, front-end web development, plus JavaScript, Python and React development. Part-time, accelerated courses are offered on-campus, while self-paced or mentor-guided circuit courses are online.
  • General Assembly online programs: Immersive remote programs are flexible, but still provide students with one-on-one support and coaching.
  • General Assembly classes and workshops: Students can enroll in short-form classes and workshops to learn more about coding, design, data, marketing and product management. Classes and workshops are offered online and at some campuses.
  • General Assembly free events: General Assembly also provides free introductory livestreams on digital marketing, UX design, product management, statistics, data analytics, HTML/CSS and JavaScript.

General Assembly locations

General Assembly sessions are available online and at campuses around the world. Please note, not every program is offered at every General Assembly location:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Providence
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Stamford
  • Toronto
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Europe (London)
  • Asia (Singapore)
  • Australia (Melbourne and Sydney)

General Assembly courses

General Assembly offers immersive and non-immersive courses. Immersive courses prepare students for a new career and non-immersive courses help students advance their skills and create portfolios of their work.

General Assembly coding courses

Coding courses with topics like HTML, CSS, Java and other computer programming languages can open up diverse job opportunities in the tech industry. General Assembly coding bootcamps can also be completed on evenings and weekends or as week-long accelerated courses.

Software Engineering Immersive
Students learn foundational education of computer algorithms, data structures and design structures. By the end of the course, students should know how to code webpages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript. Course highlights include instructor-led labs and unit projects. Some previous HTML, CSS and JavaScript experience is required.

  • Full-time: 12 weeks
  • Part-time: 24 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $13,850–$14,900

Android Development Immersive
Students learn how to develop Android apps through hands-on experience with Java, XML, Android Studio + SDK, Material Design, SQL, HTTP and REST. Course highlights learning how to utilize Google’s Material Design guidelines and third-party APIs and libraries. For the capstone project, students collaborate with their pees to design and implement a Google Play Store-ready app.

  • Full-time: 12 weeks
  • Location: On-campus
  • Tuition: $13,400–$13,450

Front-End Web Development
Students learn the fundamentals of programming with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery. There are no prerequisites to enroll, and even novice students can get a better understanding of how to implement designs and ideas through web development.

  • Part-time: 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900

HTML, CSS and Web Design Circuit
This introductory course is for students to learn the basics of functional website design using HTML and CSS. Course highlights include a unit on responsive design and mobile-first principles, weekly exercises and design critiques.

  • Part-time: 10 weeks
  • Location: Online only
  • Tuition: $1,250

JavaScript Circuit
Beginner-level students can learn how to create dynamic, interactive user experiences with JavaScript. By the end of the course, students also have basic understandings of DOM, jQuery, APIs and JSON.

  • Part-time: 10 weeks
  • Location: Online only
  • Tuition: $1,250

JavaScript Development
Intermediate students can develop their front-end skills using JavaScript, jQuery, Git and GitHub, and the command line. For the final project of the course, students create a modern web application using industry best practices.  

  • Part-time: 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900

React Development
Students begin with React fundamentals, such as rendering components and passing props, and then learn how to build multi-page web applications using React Router, plus how to host a React app on Heroku.

  • Part-time: 1 or 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900

Python Programming
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Python programming. Course highlights include how to add scripting, modules and APIs to Python programs. No previous coding experience is required.

  • Part-time: 1 or 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900
General Assembly UX design courses

General Assembly’s UX and design courses are best for graphic or print designers who want to transition into digital, or product managers who want to learn how to make their websites more user-friendly. Entrepreneurs may also be encouraged to apply if they are looking to build out a user experience around their business ideas.

User Experience Design Circuit
Students learn the fundamentals of UX design, including placement and layout design, wireframing and prototyping. By the end of the course, students can produce full documentation deliverables and clickable prototypes.

  • Part-time: 1 or 6 weeks
  • Location: Online only
  • Tuition: $850

User Experience Design
The course begins with an introduction to UX and design thinking, then students learn about user research and hi-fidelity prototyping. Students are expected to analyze and critique their classmates’ designs.

  • Part-time: 1 or 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900

User Experience Design Immersive
Students learn how to design the behavior of digital products to support user goals and gain experience by collaborating with designers and programmers to create polished, functional products and prototypes.

  • Full-time: 10 weeks
  • Location: On-campus
  • Tuition: $13,850–$14,850

Visual design
This introductory design course teaches the theories, skills and tools needed to design web products and mobile apps with industry-standard tools like Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Part-time: 1 or 8 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $2,700–$2,750
General Assembly data courses

Students can learn SQL, Python, predictive modeling and more to prepare them for careers in data analysis or digital marketing. Data science and data marketing courses are available to full-time and part-time students, online or on-campus.

Data Analytics
Students learn how to analyze, interpret and present data with Excel, SQL and Tableau. Recommended for digital marketers, sales managers, analysts and others who want to use data to make better business decisions.

  • Part-time: 1 or 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900

Data Analytics Circuit
An introductory course for those who want to learn how to collect, analyze and leverage data more effectively. Students learn about the spectrum of data sources, statistical methods and data narrative.

  • Part-time: 10 weeks
  • Location: Online only
  • Tuition: $1,250

Data Science
Data science combines computer science, business and statistics. Students learn how to perform exploratory data analysis with tools like Python and the command line, how to contribute as part of a data science team and how to communicate data-driven information to a general audience.

  • Part-time: 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900

Data Science Immersive
Course begins with how to collect and aggregate data for analyses, then students learn how to use the Python programming language to perform visual and statistical data analysis. The second half of the course is about data modeling, visualization and presentation. Students must have a strong mathematical foundation and basic familiarity with programming to enroll.

  • Full-time: 12 weeks
  • Location: On-campus
  • Tuition: $15,850–$15,900
General Assembly marketing courses

Students can learn how to drive sales in a digital landscape in part-time, self-paced or short-form digital marketing courses, classes and online workshops. General Assembly marketing courses are available online and on-campus for full- and part-time students.

Digital Marketing Circuit
Students get hands-on experience on how to plan, execute, measure and optimize marketing campaigns across various media platforms. Course highlights include paid advertising, search engine optimization, content marketing and social media.

  • Part-time: 5 weeks
  • Location: Online only
  • Tuition: $750

Digital Marketing
Students with a foundational understanding of marketing can learn how to better utilize Facebook Ads, Google AdWords, Google Analytics and conduct SEO research across digital channels. Digital Marketing course highlights include how to design and execute a comprehensive marketing plan.

  • Part-time: 1 or 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900
General Assembly product management courses

Project managers are responsible for the success of digital products, a crucial role in tech companies. General Assembly product management students learn the skills necessary to set visions and strategies in tech industries in part-time courses.

Product Management
Students learn how to navigate product cycles, develop metrics, evaluate statistics and more. Course highlights include wireframing, basic prototyping and Agile development. By the end of the course, students should be able to utilize industry research methods and speak confidently with developers about technical constraints.

  • Part-time: 1 or 10 weeks
  • Location: Online and on-campus
  • Tuition: $3,850–$3,900

General Assembly cost

General Assembly course cost ranges from $750–$15,950 depending on the topic and length of the class. General Assembly accepts check, bank wire, credit and debit cards, and Paypal for tuition and fee payments. After a minimum down payment is submitted to secure your spot in a course, you can choose to pay in installments.

ProgramsCourse lengthTotal cost
Full-time10–12 weeks$13,500–$15,950
Part-time1–10 weeks$750–$3,950
Workshops3–6 hours$99–$250
Events2–4 hoursFree

General Assembly admissions

All General Assembly courses are offered on a rolling basis with an admissions deadline of 24 hours before the first class meeting. To apply for a part-time General Assembly course, you simply need to complete an online application and have a phone interview with an admissions representative. For full-time or immersive courses, the application process is more involved.

  1. Submit a General Assembly application online.
  2. If selected, a General Assembly admissions specialist will evaluate your experience and goals during a phone interview.
  3. If applying for a full-time or immersive course, you must complete an admissions assessment to ensure you’re prepared for the curriculum. Some applicants might need to submit their previous work at this time.
  4. Full-time applicants then interview with an alumnus or instructor to determine if the program is a good fit. Some applicants might be asked to submit a readiness assessment or document their pre-requisite experiences.
  5. Once you meet all requirements, a General Assembly admissions representative will confirm your admission approval.
  6. Approved applicants must make a deposit payment to secure their course, and full tuition must be paid before the end of a course to receive a certificate of completion.

General Assembly scholarships

General Assembly scholarships are available for low-income adults and those who are part of underrepresented communities in tech. General Assembly also works with financing partners to provide loan options for some students. Through the Catalyst Program, some students are eligible to enroll in immersive courses at no up-front cost, then pay back their tuition in monthly installments after they get a job.


See Her Excel Scholarship
The See Her Excel Scholarship awards $1,500 to women studying software engineering and data science.

Social Impact programs
General Assembly partners with nonprofits, governments and companies to provide low-income adults access to courses.

Employer sponsorship
Nearly half of General Assembly part-time students get tuition reimbursement through their employers.

Is General Assembly worth it?

The General Assembly price could be worth it if you’re determined to learn a new coding, design, data, marketing or product management skillset, but need some flexibility — part-time and full-time courses are available online and at 20 campuses. Overall, General Assembly boasts over 35,000 global alumni, 250 expert instructors and 2,500 hiring partners. Still, future employment is not guaranteed and students will get out of the courses what they put into them, whether it’s a General Assembly coding bootcamp or an online circuit for short-form digital marketing.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

I attended GA's Web Development Immersive course in Denver in 2017. I chose General Assembly because they had a partnership with a bank that did private loans, which I needed. The cherry on top was my interaction with their admissions team. She bent over backwards to help me get setup and prepared for the class. In fact everyone I had contact with was kind and I got the distinct impression that they genuinely wanted to help me.

My experience in the class was the same. Not to say that the class didn't kick my butt and I felt like 'I can't do this' more than once during my time there, but they handled us all really well, allowing us space to feel this way while at the same time urging us to keep going. There were always teachers and/or aides to help us from 8AM-8PM, and without them, I'd have certainly given up. It was one of my instructors that ended up giving out my resume to one of their contacts which ultimately led to my first job a week after we graduated.

I am still in touch with my instructors and my classmates. I still reach out to ask simple questions of 'have you ever heard of...' type things and they still kindly respond with whatever knowledge they can give me. I've heard stories of other cohorts not really liking each other and scattering to the wind after graduation, but it's my impression that this is not the norm. Most are still in some sort of contact, and GA provides a space for its alum to continue to learn and grow together. My cohort is still very much in touch and I still look forward to hearing about how their careers are progressing. We all got jobs, most of us within 2 months, the last of us getting picked up a few months after graduation.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

I did WDI in December of 2013 in the flatiron location in NYC. I loved my time there and felt it prepared me well for the real world. I was able to get a job right afterword and have had a very fulfilling career as a software engineer thus far. I have personally encouraged several people to also attend GA to change careers and I’ve watched them have very positive experiences as well. My husband has just enrolled and is about to do a WDI course in April in Santa Monica, CA. I love GA’s WDI program and what it allowed me to do. I do try to give people the full story and I have 2 big reservations about recommending GA.

My first reservation is to make sure that the person has the grit and persistence to feel extremely stupid/stuck/frustrated for a long time and still keep going because I think that’s what makes software development and engineering so rewarding but it’s definitely not for everyone. I feel that GA can do a better job screening the people that will not be able to successfully pivot into this career.

Secondly, I know that in the 5 years since I graduated, there have been many software companies that have been turned off from hiring recent GA grads because they were unsatisfied with their skills and it’s become much harder to get a job after graduation. I tell people to be prepared for a very long and self-motivated job hunt. I hope this helps and thank you for taking the time to collect this data. I believe GA is a real life saver and want as many people as possible to get the opportunity to have an amazing experience. One thing you do really well is hire incredible teachers, so keep up the great work!

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

When I first starting looking into going to coding boot camps, I researched for weeks. From calling recruiters to reading about courses on Reddit. It was the attention and friendliness of the staff that attracted me to GA as well as a solid history of success from close friends. With no history in coding, other than an online course, I knew it was going to take dedication. I ended up quitting my job in order to fully dedicate my attention to the course. Beyond the hours spent on coding in the classroom, I spent countless hours after class and on the weekends focusing on still trying to understand everything. It was so much and all so fast. However I knew that I had to put in the hours in order to attempt to understand this new subject.

After finishing the course, I still felt like I didn’t know enough. However, Nicole **, the best ever, helped prepare me for reaching out and preparing for interviews. I spent an additional month on online courses and then found a job in a role that wasn’t directly web development. However without this course, I would never have been qualified to get that position. I am forever grateful to my instructors for preparing me and helping me start my journey into this world.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 17, 2019

I had a positive experience for the most part. My cohort was part of a test which involved a connected classroom between Seattle and LA. This feature of the class gave me mixed feelings. On one hand, it was nice having multiple instructors. On the other hand, it was strange having our teacher leave the class to present from another room in the same building... it would have been more beneficial to have him in the room with us while teaching as the audio quality of the connected classroom was poor. The instructor was somewhat tinny sounding and it was next to impossible to hear the students in LA when they spoke.

The content we learned seemed to be relevant to what employers are looking for mostly. Solidifying javascript and adding some computer science curriculum would have been helpful, but based on an email I received gently, will be added to courses beginning in March. One point to note is that having solid knowledge of CSS and HTML is of paramount importance as this seems to be a basic expectation of employers for front end, back end, and full stack roles. The learning environment at the Seattle location is good for learning. The classrooms are pretty modern and comfortable. There is a reasonable large lounge/work area. The only thing I didn't like about the lounge space was frequently being kicked out for special events.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 17, 2019

I took the part-time UX design course at the Flatiron campus in NYC. With my Bachelor's degree in graphic design, I’d been working as a relatively traditional graphic designer before this course, spanning print and digital projects. After realizing a transition to UX design could be right for me, the class was a way for me to kickstart my portfolio and website to switch jobs. The class was really informative and motivational, I learned about UX research and techniques while working on one solid portfolio piece for the course. The in-class exercises were really valuable and I’m happy with how my project came out in the end. I really liked my instructor as well, and I attribute his great teaching skills to help motivate me in making a move. I felt the course was most valuable, at least to me, because I already have a strong background (and existing portfolio pieces) in visual design.

For someone who does not have a visual design or any kind of digital background, the full-time intensive course may be better as you will need more than 1 portfolio piece to start looking to change or pivot careers. I have now, after a few years have passed since finishing the course, made the transition to a digital product designer role and I’m looking forward to adding new skills still! Would definitely consider GA again.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 24, 2019

I attended the part time 10 weeks course of Data Analytics in GA Sydney in 2017. The instructor was great, very talented and knew his job excellent. My complain is about 2 things: 1- I had a one on one session before enrollment to ensure this course is good for me, and your adviser told me it is, considering the fact that it's a very expensive course (4500$), I wasted all of money! This course was far beyond my knowledge, I could not cope with the topics covered. 2 - I raised this issue in the middle of the course with again another adviser, to let me stop the training, and continue a more basic one, she said NO! it's not possible. So I finished the course, but honestly just wasted my money and time, gained nothing out of this course, so won't recommend you to anyone!

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: May 13, 2019

An entirely new world was opened to me during my 10-week UX Design immersive in Atlanta. My instructor was exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled, and his sense of humor took the edge off my occasional performance anxiety. The industry networking and immersive learning opportunities were pretty unbeatable, too!

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: April 9, 2019

It's hard to put into words how much the staff and instructors at General Assembly care about their pedagogy and the welfare of their students. It is VERY challenging, but also very rewarding. You get what you put into it. Also, the atmosphere around campus (San Francisco) is top-notch. Very collegial, filled with very smart colleagues that become friends. They'll push you in all the right ways. Strongly recommend!

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: March 25, 2019

While the course itself was useful as an introduction to the field and the instructors were quite good sharing their experience and ideas, the misfit situation of the one off type of course left us out in gaining a real edge in the field. For some of my classmates that were already working in a marketing capacity it may have provided a better experience but it was not helpful for one trying to find his way into a position in marketing or just away from writing code.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: March 22, 2019

I took Data Science Immersive course in Singapore campus. The experience, unfortunately, is not satisfying. The whole focus is business driven instead of education focused. The lecturer cannot communicate well, it's more like paying so much money for self studying. The career coach is doing his job because he has KPI to accomplish. Everything is money driven, not truly caring about your students and you missed the whole point of education.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: March 2, 2019

This was a 6 weeks online course. A suggestion I did have was potentially having local mentors. This would suit the one-on-ones in being about to properly connect and catch-up with the work assignments and the challenges it brings.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: March 1, 2019

Digital Marketing 10-Week Course. As a senior level marketer, my experience was primarily in traditional marketing. I managed a team of mostly digitally trained marketers and wanted to be a better manager and have a deeper level of knowledge about the space. This course served as a great overview of many important areas of digital marketing and gave me a greater confidence level and skill level to lead my team and meet our goals.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 27, 2019

One of the main reasons I chose the Web Development Immersive Program through General Assembly was their outcomes program. It was important to me to gain the technical knowledge for my new career, but it was even more important to have support and guidance through the transition. The outcomes team at the Chicago campus was phenomenal! I felt prepared and supported during my job search. I appreciated the continued communication and support even once the technical portion of the program was complete. They stuck with me while I navigated the job market and eventually landing new positions within the tech industry.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 27, 2019

I attended the Data Analytics Course in Washington, DC. It was fast-paced, but there was ample opportunity to communicate with the instructors both online and in-person. I learned so much valuable information! Would definitely recommend!

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Feb. 26, 2019

The big reason I decided to attend GA versus other code camps is because they had an Outcomes program, which was supposed to give you support after the program in order to help you land interviews, pass interviews, and get that job. Not only was our Outcomes constantly gone throughout the program, but when they were supposed to transfer me from one campus to another after my program due to me moving from the east coast to west coast they dropped the ball constantly and I was left without support for over a month.

Also in order to pad their numbers they considered me getting a part time retail job to help with bills as successfully getting hired and closed out my account making me unable to get any continued support. Also they had instructors quit a few months before the program started and instead of doing the responsible thing and pushing back the program for when they got a proper instructor they instead had a web design instructor teach a data science course for 4 weeks. This place is a scam. Stay away.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 25, 2019

HTML, CSS and Web Design circuit - I thoroughly enjoyed each lesson, as it worked around my time and I could do everything at my own pace. I just wish that some of the courses weren't so expensive as I'd love to be able to do more.

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Rated with 3 stars
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Original review: Feb. 25, 2019

My experience in the UX Immersive program, Atlanta Campus wasn't all that I hoped it would be. The number of students in the class was distracting and ultimately put us competing on the market at the same time for jobs, making it more challenging and not holding up to what were were "sold on". There seemed to lack enough "relationships" with companies that GA told us about. Not enough people came to our showcase. The wifi issues were frustrating and although we were offered $2,000 since one student received a $5K refund, it felt like if we didn't complain throughout the course we weren't being compensated for our troubles. We were in the same course and had the same experience. Overall, I felt GA could have done better.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 24, 2019

I attended the 12 week Data Science Immersive in 2017 at the San Francisco campus. We were introduced to a wide range of Data Science topics and techniques with plenty of practical hands on experience. It was a well balanced curriculum providing a sound base of knowledge to enable you to develop as a Data Scientist as well as a good grounding in the tools used in this field. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to start learning this field.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 23, 2019

I had an excellent experience taking the JavaScript Development course at the San Francisco campus. I learned the fundamentals of Vanilla JS and DOM manipulation. My instructor, Sasha, was awesome and was very good at breaking down and articulating tough topics in a way that made sense. There were 3 major projects that really helped solidify my understanding of using JS for interactivity and consuming web APIs for single page apps. I was able to use 2 projects in my portfolio and was able to grow my role at my job with my new JS skills. You get what you put in, so my advice is to go all in! It truly was a great experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Rated with 3 stars
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Original review: Feb. 22, 2019

I studied at the Atlanta campus at a night Digital Marketing intensive. While I found the teacher proficient in the subject matter I think we (the students) could have benefited from different perspectives from professionals in the field. I often find contradictions for approaches now that I am in the field, and that started day one.

Admittedly, this is bound to happen for some topics because digital marketing is still emerging and growing, but only having one perspective (and it seemed like she was fairly new in the field herself) has been challenging as I try to find work and network with other people.

I also find it disheartening that resources that are available to all of the other subjects that GA (such as a job boards and career days) are not available to digital marketing students. One of the things that helped motivate me to signing up for General Assembly was the opportunities for networking with professionals so that I might have a better go at expanding my career. Digital Marketing students pay a substantial fee and to not have similar post-graduation resources has been disheartening and the #1 reason why I have not recommended GA to others (and I have been asked numerous times). I only say it's a good opportunity if an employer will be paying for it. Ultimately it was not terrible, but far lacking in comparison to what other students of GA enjoy.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 22, 2019

I've taken a few classes at GA in NYC. Most of my experiences have been great and informative except for 2 classes. For one class, it seemed like the instructor was rushing through the material, and the second class, the instructor wasn't as organized. All the instructors are very knowledgeable of the subject they're teaching.

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Rated with 3 stars
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Original review: Feb. 22, 2019

I was part of the 2nd UXDI cohort so there may have been changes since then. Some of the weeks felt unnecessary there. The visual design and web design weeks were kind of a wash. The group was completely unmotivated during that time and the curriculum was not helpful by the end of the program. It would have been much more productive if we were giving both of those weeks or at least one week to work on our portfolio. It was frustrating that we had to scramble making our portfolio in such a short time before the meet and greet. That time more than ever we needed support and making our portfolios look great.

Finding work was extremely difficult, I think only one person out of my entire cohort actually got a successful contact through the meet and greet event. It was really hard to find a company that wanted an entry-level UX designer. I wish that there was more coaching on interviewing outside of the meet-and-greet event. I think that the client project needs to be moderated more by GA. It seemed to lack direction but I'm unsure if that responsibility lies on GA or the client. I did love my teacher and my class was very special. I do tell any person who gets in touch with me that is looking into doing the program that the teacher/class can make or break the program. I've heard bad experiences with other teachers. They may need to be vetted more.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 22, 2019

I received a world class education while attending the Web Development Immersive class at the Atlanta campus. The curriculum was well thought out. The instructors were knowledgeable and skilled. The content provided enough exposure to the key concepts that I was more than capable of moving into and succeeding in entry level full time full stack Web Development role. Proof is in the pudding. At the time of this writing, it has almost exactly 3 years since I graduated from GA. Since that time I have more than doubled my previous salary and have been promoted to a senior level position. I owe this all to GA for providing a solid foundation on which to build a new career.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 21, 2019

I took the GA UX Design Circuit 6 week online course. The course was very informative and I learned a lot during my time taking it. I had a 2 mentors who became my 'go to' mentors to chat with and they were helpful. The provided great feedback and good insights on how to move forward with the project. One issue I had was with a 3rd mentor I spoke to. This mentor was not much help and threw off my work for the week I spoke to him which in turn made the following weeks harder. He didn't offer great feedback and he didn't seem like he wanted to be there helping. It felt like I was bothering him during our meeting. Throughout the lessons one thing I kept noticing was the terminology was not consistent. In the lessons it would call something by one name but then in the tests or on the list of the weekly projects it would have a different name. This caused a little bit of confusion.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 21, 2019

I am a UX/UI Designer, and I took GA's FEWD course in NYC campus during Spring of 2018. The instructor was well experienced in the relevant industry and has in-depth knowledge in his field. The class and the course were well organized, and students were given full support and instructions to accomplish homework. The campus facilities are great - there is free coffee and ample space for students to work. The best part is the alumni are always welcome to GA, so I came into campus during my job search even after my course ended.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 21, 2019

I did the 6 day intensive UX course at the Melbourne location (Australia) in 2017. The teaching staff were excellent and the teaching approach engaging and relevant to real world scenarios. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in getting into UX or want to incorporate a UX approach to their job. I use what I learned every day in my job in the higher education field.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 21, 2019

I took the Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp at the GA New York campus a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed the instructor and his knowledge of Photoshop. We were able to practice and learn various techniques to help with our introduction to the software. I would love to see GA add certification programs to the lineup.

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Rated with 3 stars
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Original review: Feb. 20, 2019

I loved my experience, I think the curriculum was great, but it was too expensive and too short for what I paid. 2nd there was not enough vetting for classmates, some were not a good fit and it made me feel less validated and slowed the class down. I too spent much of my own time coaching students on programs that I was fluent in and they had never touched, for example, a few students had no idea how to use a Mac or powerpoint!

My next big concern was the amount of job seeking I did with little to no success. I tried to follow the recommended guidelines but with money quickly running out, and having to commute to GA daily I had to go back to work after a month in my case driving for Lyft. The claims that 99% of graduates are working after 120 days was not true for me or most of my fellow students. I briefly had UX work after 4 months which lasted 9 months, and many in-person interviews, but I find it is hard not to be burned out quickly by the process and the rejection. I believe I would have been more successful with a 6-month course, not as intensive in lecture and more in-depth in "real" shippable experience.

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: Feb. 20, 2019

Data Science Intensive - The course suffered from poorly organized instruction. The instructors couldn't work well together, and the material being taught suffered. I haven't been able to find a position in Data Science since taking the course. This might help young people improve data science skills, but it is not helpful for career changers.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 20, 2019

I took the Data Analytics class which focused on some advanced MS Excel, SQL and Tableau basics. It was my first classroom learning in over 10 years and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The training reaped immediate benefits in my work as I was able to spruce up my querying capability and publish organization wide dashboards. The instructors, assistants, facility and other students were all top notch.

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