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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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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 3 stars
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Original review: Feb. 20, 2019

I recently took the User Experience Design course at General Assembly Chicago. I thought the content of the class was awesome. I learned a lot and would recommend this course to my colleagues. However, my experience with the instructor was ok. He seemed to get lazy at times: reading off slides, minimal and sometimes unclear feedback and direction. The beginning of the class started out very rocky and unorganized. The GA site was having issues, due dates were incorrect and I finished all the weekly pre-work before the class even started. The pace was sometimes too fast and even though we were given two days to miss, the course felt inflexible.

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

The cost of this course compared to similar self-paced online courses was 6x with content that was on par with GA. Also, why wouldn't you allow the students access to these courses for more than a month? Additionally, the mentors were only free sporadically and it was tough to get a 1:1 session when I really needed the help. Overall - I was disappointed that I had to use 125% of my yearly education stipend for this course and do not feel like the ROI was there.

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

I studied the full-time User Experience Design Immersive (UXDI) on the NYC campus in the fall of 2017. I honestly could not have been more thrilled with my experience through the course and post-course. I attribute this to my instructor, assistant instructor, and career coach, as well as everyone in my cohort. My experience would not have been the same if even one of these people would have been different. I know many people who had just as great experiences as me on the NYC campus but a few others who weren't as promising due to having a different instructor or career coach. I feel overall they do keep their staff quality generally high at the NYC campus considering it's the HQ. It really is about the people you get to interact and learn from/with during this experience! Do as much research as you are able on who's instructing at the time you'll be taking the course.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

Intro to Front-End Web Development. I had a good experience doing the boot camp at GA Atlanta. Very intense but our instructor was very helpful during class and outside class. I liked the location of location and the overall design.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

WDI immersive - I had my 12 weeks in San Francisco. It was one of the best experiences I ever had, I learnt a lot and this boot camp really helped me for my Final graduation subject at my computer science engineering school. It is too bad I just couldn't find a job in the USA due to the employment policy for internationals, which is not an easy procedure.

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

I soon realize after a two weeks into the program that General Assembly is more of a cash-grabbing company. The admission process is a joke, they just accept whoever willing to pay. The instructor is far from quality. Don't expect to get a job or thinking that General Assembly is a good name to have on your resume.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

I went to the data science part time course in Santa Monica. The experience was more than what I expected from a part time course. The teacher was great and taught me a lot about Data Science and built the foundation of my knowledge, helping me land a data scientist job after another year of self-studying. GA boot camp is great, but I think it also depends on your luck. A HUGE part of the experience is determined by the instructor, and I think their instructors are always on a rotation or part-time basis. My teacher has since left GA so there's that.

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

I took the UX design program around the holiday season and I was under the impression that both a) I wouldn’t be punished for spending time with family around that season and b) that the courses would lock out prior to completion. I’m really disappointed in my experience.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

UXDI - I thought the experience was very professional and impactful. I thought the event was organized and really helped the audience to engage with the panel. I would definitely do this experience again.

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

I want to say that my instructor and his assistant for the course, while I was dissatisfied with the overall experience, were kind people who really had good senses of how to lead a lesson and how to progress through the curriculum. GA, although it did not set me up for success in the working world of software development, did do a good job at laying out the foundations of my education. But let me move on fully to the negative side.

GA marketed itself as a course that would prepare graduates to get hired in the industry right after completing the course. When I asked the person interviewing me to join the program what I would need to continue to learn after my class ended, he said that I would leave GA with the tools I needed to work in tech. But at best, my classmates got jobs after 4-5 months of searching (and this was early 2018, in a very positive economy for job seekers, no less!). At worst, people wound up taking several-month internships that led nowhere, or just gave up and went back to work in different fields. Many of the people who found jobs didn't wind up working in Chicago. This leads me to what I feel is the underlying problem of what GA in Chicago does. They're simply not connected with the right people in Chicago's web development sector to push their graduates as real candidates for jobs.

Employers in Chicago don't trust that GA grads are ready to contribute in their organizations. And you know what - they're probably right. While GA gives a decent survey of necessary skills in web development, it doesn't teach the computer science fundamentals that many organizations demand knowledge of in a technical interview. And GA doesn't keep up well enough with what technologies are vital to know as a young programmer in real time - I left my program without any exposure to Docker or Redux, which have both proven indispensable to know for any chance at breaking into the industry.

But stepping back from those specifics, the entire careers process at GA seemed incredibly ineffectual while I was there. We were prepped to go out into the wider world, apply and interview, without any organization really looking to hire someone who had attended a GA bootcamp. And that's because GA in Chicago had not primed employers in the city to look for talent coming out of the program.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

Course: Digital Marketing. Year: 2017 (April – June). Lecturer: Howard **. Company Assigned to: Pollen & Grace - The course materials were excellent, of a similar standard, to that of a master’s degree. The practical hands on experience, across all the major social media channels was great. Although I had some experience, the course was advanced in some respects. For example the e-Commerce, introduction to automation tools used in social media, content creation and CRM. The candidates, on the course came from a wide variety of industry sectors, with varying degree of expertise in digital marketing.

For the duration of the course, I was assigned to a company called Pollen & Grace. They were very gracious to agree to collaborate with me on devising their digital strategy. As a result of the course, I’ve set up a blog called Fluxblog.co.uk and I plan to set up my own business as I have not been in a position to secure a new role. Participating, on the Digital Marketing course was an excellent decision. I only wish, I could have completed some of the other available courses. Keep up the fantastic work!!

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

UX Camp at the GA office in NYC is an excellent way to meet other UX professionals, learn using actual experiences of people in the field, and get a real world affirmation of what you and your organization are doing well (or not).

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

I took the Data Science Immersive course at General Assembly's New York City campus. It was a full-time, 3-month course featuring connected classrooms across the US. I came in with programming experience but little in the way of analytics or statistics experience. First we went in - depth around basic models and code that we'd need to know, then we covered a broader range of machine learning algorithms and topics that we should be aware of. Not all topics in the broader range applied to everyone but getting a little experience in each was a good way to decide if I wanted to look into them more. The pace of the class is fast and if you don't stay on top of things, you can get a little lost. That said, the resources GA provides are very helpful for keeping you on track. They care about imparting knowledge but also about the students themselves.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

Data Science - Studied onsite in London on the part-time course. The pre-work material was comprehensive and of high quality. The course material, lessons and homework were well-paced and at a good level - challenging but achievable. I was pleased to have chosen the part-time course and that I was not working full-time at the same time because a lot of material was covered - I feel confident about the topics covered but will need to revisit them again to take it all in properly. The teacher and assistance was helpful both in the lessons and outside. I will probably take another course in a different subject in the same format because I feel the structure worked well for me and it was an enjoyable experience.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

My experience with General Assembly's Circuits course for UX Design was fantastic from start to finish! The self-paced format was perfect for my busy full-time job schedule, and my mentor was so helpful in 1-on-1 meetings. I learned key fundamentals in UX Design, and my journey through the final project gave me great experience with how this field works. I now feel confident in building my skills from what I learned in this course, continuing to add to my portfolio and seek job opportunities with it. The certificate at the end was also a perfect touch!

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

I attended two online courses, the HTML web design course and the Javascript course and they were instrumental in me changing careers and getting a new job with one of the large tech companies... Godaddy.com. Thanks GA you rock.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

Great program that introduced all the relevant data science methods being used in the field. A good balance of width and breadth on the topics covered. My Capstone project in image recognition using Machine Learning attracted a lot of attention from potential employers, which helped me land a position as a Data Scientist seven months after I finished the program.

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

It's been about a month since I finished my course, and I've been waiting to drop this review somewhere meaningful. Starting out, the course moved at a slow pace, which I understood as a slow ramp up to the actual meet. What I ended up realizing was that this wasn't really ramping up to anything worth nearly $4000. There was virtually no mentor time outside of class besides a 30 minute window before start time, and the course materials themselves were lacking any serious depth. I'm aware that this was a part time course, but for the amount of money that was paid, you would expect a serious amount of reference material, and at least generous voluntary mentor time with the instructor.

Not only that, the lesson materials themselves contained ads for software that an entry level UX designer would never need or think to use. I found that extremely distasteful, to sneak advertisements inside course material. The instructor was clearly pretty jaded due to their long time in the industry, and at one point even admitted that UX design was not something they were passionate about, but was just a career. I understand that GA wants to be realistic as far as job prospects, but putting a jaded, burnt out instructor in an entry level course can only turn people away from the field. Thankfully, UX design is something I'm actually interested in, but that attitude definitely had me second guessing for a little while. From an educational perspective, that is unacceptable.

I feel like I spent the downpayment on a car for a lesson series that could be offered online for about $50-$100 (at the worst). I sincerely hope that this was an isolated case, but I absolutely feel ripped off and would not recommend anyone take the part time UX design course. Maybe the full time immersion is different, but given what I saw, I would absolutely never spend that kind of money for the type of quality that General Assembly put in front of me.

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

I completed the Digital Marketing course at General Assembly New York. I had a great experience while attending classes to complete the certification, but have felt since completion that GA has not been diligent in assisting with career planning or placement. I also don't believe that what I learned (though fairly involved) was enough to position me to be of use to employers seeking entry-level marketing talent.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 19, 2019

I've studied Digital Marketing during the summer of 2018, at 21st Street New York City location. I liked it, it was a great introduction to the field, it was fast and a little hard but it was manageable. The instructor and teacher assistant where always asking questions and supporting the students and the tension was gone during every class, even though the material was intense for a new student in the field. The students were able to present the final project and the instructors and classmates provided positive constructive feedback. It was a great experience.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

I completed the Web Development Immersive in June 2018 at the Seattle campus. I loved the small cohort experience and definitely leaned on my peers for both my technical learning and moral support. Now that I'm working as a developer, I can safely say that this program does provide the fundamentals for this kind of work, but for me, the ability to learn and learn quickly was probably the most valuable asset of this program.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

I took a one week intensive which was really great. The professor was very knowledgeable and had great insight. They also had TA's accessible to us in the evening hours which provided for support at all times.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

I attended GA's Web Development Immersive in San Francisco, CA and felt very fortunate to have instructors Justin & Dalton who were patient, supportive, and made the learning process enjoyable. I appreciated that we learned valuable marketplace skills, however I feel very unprepared for the job search. The outcomes program was valuable for learning how to look for a job, but the program severely lacking in technical interviews preparation and what the job search is really like.

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

I learned Digital Marketing (part-time course) on two of the GA NYC locations. I was unemployed at the time and I wanted to take this course to keep up with the changes in digital marketing. The course covered a wide variety of digital marketing and clearly explained them to us. The professor and the assistant professors were great because they talked about real life situations involving digital marketing. After finishing the course, I was able to get hired, and that was partly due to the connections I made in that class. Overall, I'm very happy with GA's Digital Marketing course, and I recommend it to others.

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Rated with 3 stars
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

Data Analytics course in the NYC office - We did not have enough resource materials to reference, not enough explanation in class and sometimes too much (or too little) time spent on exercises, lack of responses to emails/chat questions (there's a need for clarity on when TAs will be online to respond). There's a lack of clear and concise expectations (due dates, clarity on projects/homework, etc). Some lessons jump all over the place and lack clear direction and there's minimal organization (sometimes lessons are not posted for us to follow along with). Our first onboarding was assigned on a Friday night and due Monday (for an assumed 15 hours of coursework).

This is some of the feedback from others in the class: "It often feels like there is no correlation between the class and out of class assignments." "I didn't take a class to teach myself." "I feel like he doesn't have a point when he teaches, just teaches us whatever comes into his mind." "I pretty much had to teach myself via YouTube or the videos from Schoology [program that houses our assignments and lessons]." "[Our first big project is] wildly vague and extraordinarily frustrating." "It really isn't much to do this project... we just need the correct guidance."

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

The course (Product Management) was amazing - it provided the knowledge that I was looking for. Most importantly, the networking opportunities that I have made from joining the GA family have been amazing and a very pleasant surprise.

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

Seattle campus, WeWork at SLUnion. Ashley ** and Court ** were instructors. I attended GA as a professional, took a sabbatical to study in Seattle. Since returning to FTE, my salary has increased by > 30%.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

Very little knowledge obtained compared to self study - I took the Web Development Immersive bootcamp in Seattle around the end of 2016. It was a ** show. The instructors are god awful at teaching. Just because they are devs doesn't mean they should be teaching people coding. I felt shamed for asking lots of questions, and didn't feel comfortable asking for help from the two instructors, Brandi and Steve, because of their attitudes toward me.

Trying to stuff 6 different languages and 3 different frameworks all in 12 weeks of study is ridiculous. Just teach html/css/and heavy on javascript. WHY THE ** WERE WE TAUGHT RUBY??? WHY WERE WE TAUGHT ANGULARJS?? Angular2 literally was the latest version released at the time and React was the most in demand front end framework at the time (and still is) and you taught us AngularJS? Why? Your course tries so hard to shove as much info in such a short time, when you SHOULD focus on just the main three, and make sure every student is capable and feels good about all three. 12,000 bucks for this course was a complete joke. I wish I picked a different bootcamp or just studied on my own.

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

I true life-changing experience! I thoroughly enjoyed learning about User Experience Design at GA's NYC campus. My instructors were experienced, passionate and concerned with our well being throughout the course. The course was challenging, given the hours you had to dedicate in order to complete and successfully present your projects. I bonded with my fellow classmates as we worked together to undertake and complete group projects. GA's commitment to their students doesn't end with course completion. Their outcomes team is focused on preparing you for employer interviews and portfolio development; so you can be a compelling candidate. In the end, it was well worth it, as I have successfully transitioned to a full-time, permanent UX position. I can't recommend General Assembly enough!

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2019

Attended the Atlanta GA campus for Web Development Immersive. Started off well, fast paced and challenging. But for me become too fast paced and forced to move on to new material too soon. As the weeks went on, the instructors become more withdrawn to the point both were more concerned seeking their next employment rather than taking the time to give assistance. Became very frustrating. Once the program ended, turns out the so called “booming” tech industry wanted people with experience. Not new people from a boot camp. Months later still waiting for my first interview. Would not recommend this program especially for what it cost to attention it.

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2011
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902 Broadway, 4th Floor
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NY
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