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Intro to Coding

Learn the basics of coding and gain the skills you need to write your first line of code!

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Welcome to the General Assembly page at Career Karma! In here you'll find courses description, student reviews, admissions process and outcomes report. If you don't find what you need, ask a question on the Common Q&As and reach out to the General Assembly team at hello@generalassemb.ly

General Assembly Application Process and Interviews

The application process and interviews for General Assembly comprise a few steps. You can expect to get this done in less than a week.

First, choose the program you want to study and click “Apply Now”. You must complete the online application, which requires general details, your preferred start date, and why you want to join the program. After submitting the application, an admission counselor from General Assembly will email you to schedule a phone interview.

The phone interview includes behavioral questions to determine if you have the dedication and passion for the program. This interview takes about 30 minutes. For immersive programs, you have to complete a coding assignment and a coding interview after the phone screening. General Assembly will contact you to let you know if your application is approved.

How do you prepare for the General Assembly interview process? According to a majority of user reviews, the admissions process at General Assembly is a experience. Further, reviewers reported that the General Assembly interview process didn't take long to complete before receiving a decision.

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GI Bill users: Beware
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Very easy interview difficulty

I decided to enroll at GA, dropped out of college, did all the hours of prework, got my GI bill approved, and was ready to go. My class moved from in-person to remote pretty early on in the process. About two weeks go by until they finally decide to tell me on the Friday before my class start date that the VA was not going to approve my GI Bill. Highly confused, I call the VA who assures me that the loan will very much be accepted and that the financing people at GA need to submit a form 1999...
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The instructor seemed like a great and knowledgeable person.
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Everyone who works outside the classroom.

General Assembly Reviews: Is General Assembly Worth It?

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Yes, General Assembly is definitely worth it. It is a great coding bootcamp if you want to learn to code or gain similar tech skills. According to one General Assembly software engineering review, the programs are truly comprehensive and teach you everything you need to know, although they can be intense.

You can really learn to code at General Assembly, whether you choose an immersive, part-time, or on-demand program. General Assembly bootcamp reviews are overwhelmingly positive, praising the learning environment and relevant curriculum. One General Assembly review even said that it was beyond their expectations.

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Real life learning - applicable and invaluable

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Bridget Cleary graduated General Assembly
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Created 8 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed my 10-week Product Management course with GA. I found the coursework to be engaging and loved the opportunity to speak with instructors for guidance and to generally pick their brains about their real-world experience.
Pros
Opportunity to speak with instructors in set hours outside of class!
Cons
Some delay in receiving certificate at end of course, but nothing that would put me off studying with GA in the future.

Poor experience all the way around

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John Ortmann student at General Assembly
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Created 8 days ago
I got the first bad taste in my mouth about this bootcamp when they decided to show us Video recordings of our lecture instead of being live. We paid for live not a recording. I reached out for help from an instructor and they never responded to my request. And the person who does HW help isn't the greatest. I ended up switching bootcamps because of all this. They told me my loan wouldn't be funded, and gave me a quote on how much my balance was. Then ignored my emails for about 2 weeks and...
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None, can't think of any
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The entire experience

Awesome Experience While You Work!

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Jessica Keesee graduated General Assembly
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I work full-time and was looking for a course that could provide me with an introduction to UX Design while still balancing my work responsibilities. General Assembly was an ideal choice. Despite this being a part-time course, we covered so much in 10 weeks together, which provided me with a solid foundation in UX design. The classes were engaging and left me with the beginnings of a portfolio I can evolve as I continue my UX education independently. The instructors were knowledgeable and...
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– Flexible with your schedule – Engaging (multiple partner and group exercises, activities) – Applied; put your learnings to a subject you care about and develop a project to kick off or add to your portfolio – Helpful instructor team – A...
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– Very fast-paced; would love to go more in-depth on the subject matter in some instances

GA Software Engineering Immersive (SEI)

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Shanna Smith graduated General Assembly
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The GA software engineering Immersive is a good course to take if you want to be a software developer. I took bootcamp from another organization prior to GA's SEI and GA's course is one hundred percent better. the instruction provided is through and enough for someone who has never owned a computer before to learn and challenging enough for someone that had completed a coding bootcamp before to learn and grow. These are not empty words there was someone in my cohort that had never owned a...
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live instruction live help, great community
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takes up all your free time.

General Assembly Bootcamp Worth It!

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RD Johnson graduated General Assembly
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Created 1 month ago
For anyone who is on the fence about bootcamps, or comparing the long-term value of bootcamps- General Assembly includes a career coaching component to the lessons and portfolio projects that set it apart from other bootcamps. There's a long-term value proposition that you take with you long after you graduate: how to effectively create a personal brand, network and find mentors -things that you probably won't find at many traditional colleges and universities until the last year in some cases....
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The instructors are also professionals working in the industry. Nothing is theoretical, everything is practical. The lessons are a)broken into project-specific components that correspond to portfolio work, and b) emphasize working with...
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You might loose a few nights of sleep if you sign up for the full time immersive, because the projects ramp up quickly in terms of complexity- but I also thought that was a good thing.

GA UX Bootcamp is Rigorous but Worth It!

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RD Johnson graduated General Assembly
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Created 1 month ago
For anyone who is on the fence about bootcamps, or comparing the long-term value of bootcamps- General Assembly includes a career coaching component to the lessons and portfolio projects that set it apart from other bootcamps. There's a long-term value proposition that you take with you long after you graduate: how to effectively create a personal brand, network and find mentors -things that you probably won't find at many traditional colleges and universities until the last year in some cases....
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The instructors are also professionals working in the industry. Nothing is theoretical, everything is practical. The lessons are a)broken into project-specific components that correspond to portfolio work, and b) emphasize working with...
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You might loose a few nights of sleep if you sign up for the full time immersive, because the projects ramp up quickly in terms of complexity- but I also thought that was a good thing.

General Assembly is a great experience.

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Mehari Abraha graduated General Assembly
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I have taken the General Assembly software developer flex program back on may 2021 and graduated in November 2021. And it was a great experience and time well spent. the curriculum is great and the teachers are fantastic and get out of their way to help you.
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They have a great team around students and you can connect with them when ever you want.
Cons
The job support group are great but don't spend more time on job technical interviews.

Software Engineering Remote Flex Immersive

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Anthony Vanoni graduated General Assembly
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You do learn a number of frameworks, but you should realize that boot camps are pumping out multiple cohorts of people with the exact same skill set as you and they don't really do anything to help you gain an edge when it comes to your applications and technical interviews. You will make many CRUD apps, which is fun but if you do not have the tools to pass your technical assessments then you will never crack the high-paying jobs you have in your mind. If I knew when I signed up what I know...
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The pros are the opportunities to be guided through frameworks and work alongside others, as opposed to trying to do it all yourself. That being said, learning this on your own can be done and you might be better off to approach it that...
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You can only move as fast as the slowest people in your cohort. We wasted a lot of time in the beginning stages helping people troubleshoot things in class that they were asked to have installed before class time. The same could honestly...

Neurodivergent Students Beware!

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M Myers graduated General Assembly
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This was an absolutely awful course. When I found myself crying out of boredom, I decided to withdraw even though their refund policy is terrible. Just hours of an instructor mumbling their way through their own code. I was so angry that they made coding boring when I love it so much!
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NONE. NO ADHD or AUTISTIC support. They kept saying "coding is so hard" but the coding WASN'T hard. It is simply that their instruction SUCKED. Many of the students were totally computer illiterate, and this ate up a TON of time.
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Everything. I am so frustrated that I didn't delve further into their instruction as it relates to neurodivergents.

UX Design

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Amy Camper student at General Assembly
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I loved the UX design course from General Assembly. The instructors were very knowledgeable in-depth in covering all the aspects of UX design and gave real-life examples of UX design. The classes moved quickly but thoroughly and with plenty of time for discussion and questions. The peer-review and breakout sessions were beneficial. I feel that I received the training I need to market myself as a UX designer confidently.
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Knowledgeable instructors Worth the cost Scheduled class time was perfect for work/class time Feed back on projects
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I would like to have had more time with peers on projects. I would like to have spent more class time on the prototypes reviews.

Data Analytics - Bootcamp course General Assembly

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Ben Sterlini graduated General Assembly
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Created 2 months ago
Recently completed this GA data analytics course. Overall my experience was positive, the instructor and assistants were very helpful and understanding throughout the course. Especially when it came to finding extra time to allow us to master a new skill and submit work. The course covers a lot of key hard skills needed in data analytics. One key thing that was not covered in my course was the use of Python for data analytics. However, Excel, SQL and Tableau are all covered and taught well. I...
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Flexibility, instructors are available and present throughout the course. Given that I completed the part-time course this was extremely helpful as life and my job got in the way a few times.
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The course does not cover Python in data analytics. This is sometimes a skill employers as for which was not covered in the course.

Low value

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Ana Jankovic graduated General Assembly
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Created 2 months ago
Low value. No material, only PowerPoint presentations and two 2hr meetings with a group per week. No community that they are advertising either.
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Instructors are nice
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No material, only PowerPoint presentations. No community that they are advertising either.

General Assembly Courses and Curriculum

General Assembly courses include more than 10 different programs for part-time and full-time learning. You can find General Assembly online or in-person programs for software engineering, data science, digital marketing, and user experience (UX) design.

Courses at General Assembly cost between $3,000 and $15,000, depending on the topic and length. There is also a free course for beginners, called Learn to Code, that students can complete online. General Assembly is good for beginners, intermediate coders, and experts alike.

Software Engineering Immersive (Full-time)

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Your best course for career transformation. Our award-winning coding bootcamp, dedicated career coaches, 19K+ hiring partners, and global expert network get grads hired at A-list companies. This course is offered in person and live online, in a remote classroom setting.
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Data Science Immersive (Full-time)

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Harness the power of data science to solve the world’s most challenging problems by developing your skills in predictive modeling, pattern recognition, data visualization, wrangling massive data sets, forecasting trends, and informing strategy across diverse industries like public policy, robotics, and FinTech.
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General Assembly Job Placement Rate and Outcomes

The General Assembly job placement rate is 99 percent for students who completed the career services program. General Assembly career services are the best way to find a job in tech, whether it’s software engineering, data analytics, or digital marketing. The General Assembly prep course and free coding course help you easily thrive in the program.

General Assembly can get you a job at Amazon, Facebook, IBM, or Microsoft. Popular career paths for students include art and design, engineering, business development, and information technology. The career services at General Assembly include career coaching, job search strategy, and networking in the field.

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What Projects Do General Assembly Students Work On?

Students from General Assembly have worked on an ecommerce store for the local neighborhood, a full stack website, and a blog dedicated to cooking. General Assembly projects can both demonstrate your skills and provide and outlet for your own interests and passions.

E-Commerce, Online Shopping, Grocery, UX design, UX research

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General Assembly Questions

Who started Career Karma?

Created 2 years ago

So Career Karma was started by Artur, Ruben and myself out of our own struggles career transitioning into Tech. Our journey took place in 2014-2015 and if it wasn't for the three of us doing it together we wouldn't be here today. Once we got our high paying jobs in tech and I was working as a Software Engineer ... I say an incredible opportunity for others like me who were trying to learn how to code on their own but failing to complete their transition. Three years into us...

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How much can I make if I become a software engineer?

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I recommend checking out our article about Full Stack developer salaries: https://careerkarma.com/blog/entry-level-full-stack-developer-salary/

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How do you successfully pass the technical interviews for Flatiron and Hack Reactor (Software Engineering and Cyber Analytics) ?

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Good question. They are very different so I would recommend doing prep courses for both to try it out. However, then decide which specialty you're most interested in and go for those technical interviews. In preparation, definitely complete the prep course. The next steps for you should be to ask the admissions officer about the type of questions that are going to be on the technical interviews. What resources do they recommend you review to get accepted? What they think will...

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General Assembly FAQs

How Much Is General Assembly Tuition and Cost?

General Assembly tuition ranges from $3,000 for part-time programs to $15,000 for full-time programs. There are different General Assembly prices according to duration, topic, and location. General Assembly is not free, but it does offer a free coding course for beginners called Dash. This bootcamp also has many financing options and payment plans.

The General Assembly bootcamp cost might be high, but it is worth it if you want to get a good coding education. You will also be paying for a professional network and a career services team to help you find a job. You will also learn in-demand skills in many different types of programs to help you start your career transformation.

What Is the General Assembly Acceptance Rate?

The General Assembly acceptance rate is unfortunately not publicized. However, most third-party sources agree that its acceptance rate is about 15%. General Assembly cannot accept everyone, so the admissions process vets candidates and chooses the ones that are most dedicated and up for the challenge.

How Can I Pay for General Assembly?

You can pay for General Assembly tuition through upfront payment or a variety of other options. The General Assembly deferred tuition option, in the form of an income share agreement, allows you to pay only when you find a job after graduating. The other General Assembly payment options include:

  • Upfront payment
  • Catalyst income share agreement (ISA)
  • Loans
  • Installments
  • Tuition discounts
  • GI Bill
  • Employer sponsorship
  • Scholarships

How Do I Apply to General Assembly?

You can apply to General Assembly by choosing your program and applying online at the General Assembly website. A General Assembly admissions representative will contact you to set up an interview and answer any questions you have about the program. The admission process for General Assembly involves a few simple steps:

  1. On General Assembly’s website, choose the program you want to study and click on the “Apply Now” button. Complete the online application and submit it. This application ask for your personal details and preferred cohort dates.
  2. After applying, General Assembly will email you to schedule a phone interview. This interview takes 30 minutes, and the admissions counselor will ask you why you want to join this program and determine if it will work for you.
  3. If you’re pursuing an immersive program, you have to complete a coding assessment after the phone screening. This test is followed by a coding interview. Students applying for a part-time course can skip this step.
  4. General Assembly will contact you via email to let you know whether you’ve been accepted. When you receive your acceptance letter, review your enrollment documents to ensure all the information is correct. You’ll also need to confirm your payment method at this stage.
  5. Now that you’re officially accepted into General Assembly, you can proceed to complete the prework for your program. This is crucial as prep work ensures you're ready for your program.

General Assembly isn’t as hard to get into as some other coding bootcamps, but it is still difficult. Make sure you complete the General Assembly application process as accurately as possible to increase your chances. Put your best foot forward and take a free coding course so you can feel more confident sharing your knowledge.

How Do I Get Accepted Into General Assembly?

To get accepted into General Assembly, you need to perform very well during the phone screening. This verbal interview evaluates whether you have the drive, passion, and commitment to complete the program. The admissions assessment is an important part of the process, so make sure you prepare, especially if you're applying for a full-time bootcamp.

General Assembly students who want to study in an immersive program will also need to undergo a technical assessment. This test will measure your current knowledge. To make sure you ace the coding test, attend some General Assembly workshops and bootcamp prep courses.

What Is the General Assembly Admission Process?

The General Assembly admission process is conducted mostly online, and it includes an application form, a phone screening, an interview, and a coding test. This varies depending on the program. For example, you’ll need to do a coding interview for the General Assembly software engineering program, but not for the digital marketing program.

What General Assembly Interview Questions Should I Expect?

During your General Assembly interview, you can expect questions about your tech background, interests, and career goals. You don’t have to prepare for this interview, but it is still an important part of your application. Your General Assembly interview will take less than an hour to complete, but any assessments will take longer.

If you enroll in an immersive program, you will have to complete a pre-admission assessment. For example, for the software engineering program, you will be asked to create a responsive webpage. Students in the data science program will have to analyze and draw insights from real datasets.

Is General Assembly Hard to Get Into?

Yes, General Assembly can be hard to get into. Although the General Assembly acceptance rate is not public, the general consensus is that it’s quite low. You will need to prepare for your oral interview to appear confident and passionate about your program. To pass the coding assessment, you will need basic knowledge of the topic you want to study.

Does General Assembly Offer Prep Courses?

Yes, General Assembly offers prep courses in the form of online tutorials for each of its immersive programs. It also offers on-demand, self-paced online courses on data analysis, digital marketing, user experience, and coding. Attending General Assembly workshops can also prepare you for your program.

Does General Assembly Offer Workshops?

Yes, General Assembly workshops are some of the best tech events out there. General Assembly workshops cover topics such as business, coding, design, data, career development, and more. Some of the workshops are even free. If you’re interested in General Assembly, taking a workshop is a great way to start and get a feel for the school.

Are There Any General Assembly Scholarships?

Yes, there are General Assembly scholarships as well as several partner-supported programs. Programs and grants include the Break the Glass Tuition Discount, Adobe Digital Academy Scholarship, and Career Climb Scholarship. These will all help you pay the General Assembly price and any fees you encounter.

You can get a scholarship for General Assembly by indicating on your application if you’re interested in a scholarship. You can also visit individual scholarship pages to apply, such as for The Adecco Group U.S. Foundation Service Scholarship, which is available for military spouses.

Here’s how to get the Break the Glass Tuition Discount at General Assembly:

  1. Review the requirements and make sure you’re eligible.
  2. Apply on the scholarship page on the General Assembly website.
  3. Await General Assembly’s decision.

If you’re interested in the General Assembly Adobe Digital Academy Scholarship, here are the steps:

  1. Choose which eligible General Assembly program you want to apply for.
  2. Sign up for the scholarship on the General Assembly website.
  3. Complete the regular admissions process.
  4. Enter your program and prepare for your internship at Adobe.

If you want to apply for the Career Climb Scholarship, here’s how:

  1. Visit the General Assembly Career Climb scholarship page.
  2. Choose which part-time course you want to apply for.
  3. Write a paragraph or two about how you’ll use your new skills.
  4. Complete the admissions process as usual and await General Assembly’s decision.

Female veterans and military spouses can also apply for the The Adecco Group U.S. Foundation Service Scholarship:

  1. Visit the scholarship page on the General Assembly website.
  2. Fill out your basic information, including your affiliation with the military.
  3. Write a short paragraph about how your new skills will further your career.
  4. Submit your application and await response.

Does General Assembly Have a Refund Policy?

Yes, General Assembly has a refund policy. However, the General Assembly refund policy differs depending on your location and the program you want to sign up for. Deposits are refundable under certain circumstances, and you’ll have to get in contact with General Assembly to explore your options.

How Much Do General Assembly Graduates Earn?

Unfortunately, General Assembly doesn’t disclose how much its graduates earn. However, many of its graduates get jobs at high-profile companies, which suggests that the average salary is high. As well, General Assembly workshops offer courses that can help you learn how to negotiate your salary.

Does General Assembly Offer a Job Guarantee?

No, General Assembly doesn’t offer a job guarantee. However, there are many career support services to help you land a job. As well, the Catalyst income share agreement allows you to only pay after you get a job. If you don’t find one, you can request General Assembly deferred tuition instead.

What Companies Hire General Assembly Graduates?

The companies that hire General Assembly graduates include Amazon, IBM, Google, American Express, Salesforce, Uber, WeWork, LinkedIn, Spotify, and Airbnb. Each company General Assembly partners with reports that its graduates are some of the best candidates they find. General Assembly even absorbs some of its own graduates.

Is General Assembly Accredited?

General Assembly is licensed to provide practical training in every state. However, the school is not accredited by the US Department of Education, which means you can’t use federal loans to finance your program. There are many other financial aid options out there, so you can still connect with experienced instructors and get hands-on experience without paying tuition upfront.

Is General Assembly Worth It?

Yes, General Assembly is worth it if you’re a tech beginner who’s ready to take the next step. It’s a great bootcamp that’s worth the money, no matter what program you want to try taking. General Assembly offers high-quality career services and access to an alumni network along with its top-class curriculum.

General Assembly Reviews: Is General Assembly Legit?

Yes, General Assembly is a legit coding bootcamp with an excellent reputation. Although it isn’t accredited, General Assembly reviews report that this bootcamp offers high-quality programs with helpful career services. You can get real-world experience online, in San Francisco, or in your city of choice. There are also many tuition plans available.

According to one General Assembly bootcamp review, this is an ideal bootcamp if you want to make a mid-life career change. In particular, students who posted General Assembly data science reviews say the program helped them learn Python and other skills. You'll access expert mentors in a small class size as well as loan financing and payment schedule options.

Is General Assembly a Scam?

No, General Assembly is definitely not a scam. General Assembly is one of Career Karma’s partners, which means it’s been vetted by a team of experts. Like every coding bootcamp, there are General Assembly scam rumors, but General Assembly is a safe way to learn tech topics online.

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Answers to commonly asked questions

Which companies hire General Assembly graduates?

There are graduates from General Assembly working at a number of tech companies. This list includes companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook

How many students does this school have?

General Assembly has over 85770 students and graduates as of 2022. This number will only continue to grow as more and more students take advantage of the courses offered here.

What courses are offered at General Assembly?

General Assembly offers several courses in different tech subjects, including: Software Engineering Immersive (Full-time), Data Science Immersive (Full-time), User Experience Design Immersive (Full-time), Data Analysis Immersive (Full-time),...

What types of programs are available at General Assembly?

General Assembly currently has Online, Full-time, Part-time and Self-paced types of programs available to new students.

What financing options are offered by General Assembly?

This school offers a variety of different financing options, including: ISA, Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing. With these payment methods, nearly anyone can attend General Assembly.

Where is General Assembly available?

General Assembly has multiple campuses in Kansas Cty, Austin, Los Angeles, Orlando, London, Chicago, Miami, Singapore, Detroit, Atlanta, Sydney, Nashville, Portland, Tampa, San Francisco, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City,...

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