General Assembly

General Assembly is a New York -based global network of campuses for individuals seeking opportunity and education in technology, business, and design. It offers 12 weeks Ruby on Rails programming bootcamp in Boston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Washington DC and Hong Kong. Learn the skills of an entry-level web developer, then learn how to put them to work.

  • Build a work-ready skill set and fluency in full stack web development
  • Develop a portfolio of projects individually and in small teams that are ready to present to employers
  • Prepare for an internship or entry-level job as a jr. web developer

Video from their NY campus:

Payments: “We understand these courses are expensive and money can be tight, so we allow you to break up your tuition payment into two, three, or four installments. We ask for a 25% down payment, and the rest in two, three, or four installments over the duration of the course. After we receive your 25% down payment to confirm your spot, we will work with you to confirm payment dates for the remainder of your tuition.”

General Assembly has a unique opt-in 3-month Apprenticeship Program with GA Hiring Partners designed to give students real-world experience after the immersive program ends. In addition to this opportunity, we’ll do everything we can to help you find a job and provide a great deal of job preparation programming including technical interview prep, resume reviews, networking events, career panels, etc. so that you’re able to meet employers throughout the course. We also host a hiring day after the end of the course so you can meet employers. We are not a placement agency however and look for motivated students who will get organized in their job search and take ownership of their future.

General Assembly


FocusRuby on Rail
Started in2011


Length12 weeks
Class size20-25 people
Sessions per year???
Dedication per week60 hours
Minimum skill levelBasic computer skills
Placement test
Coding challenge
Prep work before classes startYes
InterviewIn person


Total Cost

Exclusive discount to visitors
Refund (if accepted job through program)N/A
Financing / ScholarshipAvailable


JobAssistance /Placement
Student VisaNo

Phone #+614-204-3864
Address10 East 21st Street, 4th Floor
CityNew York (Headquarters)
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Washington DC
Hong Kong


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  • beyonsense

    what’s the class size and is there a coding test?

  • – Each course is typically limited to 20 students.
    – Professionally designed curriculum, in consultation with practitioners from the field.
    – There is a team of up to 4 developers in the classroom each day, with a lead instructor and three Developers in Residence.
    – Access to a community of senior developers who mentor students during and after the program.
    – Complimentary access to extracurricular classes and workshops at GA (including UX workshops, business strategy, and more).
    – Global classroom with classmates going through the same program in New York and London.
    – A focus on labs and hands-on learning throughout the program.
    – Access to resources and guidance to help students transition into Junior Developer roles (including special hiring events, interview prep, resume reviews, and private networking opportunities).

  • Anna Hernandez

    I took a long look at this program but ended up going with Bloc. (Bloc is an online bootcamp) Before Bloc I was working in marketing at a big tech start up, not really making much of a difference at the company. I had started looking into a graphic design courses at City College of San Francisco but after my second course I realized that I would need a more intensive course if I really wanted to switch to UX/UI Design from my current position. That’s when I did some research and found Bloc.

    Bloc was convenient because it allowed me to keep my 9-5, instead of having to physically go to an in-person program. It was pretty affordable compared with other courses i had looked at. I’m now working at a tech company as a web designer.

  • saladlamp .

    I contacted GA about their Web Development immersive program. I had to give them my email address to download the syllabus for the courses. Someone from admissions sent me a follow up email message asking me if I wanted to set up a call to discuss the programs. I did, so I scheduled a meeting. When the meeting confirmation came, they had written a note saying that unless I was interested in enrolling in the next cohort (that was starting in a few weeks) they could only talk to me for 5-10 minutes. Gee thanks. They don’t realize that it takes a lot of planning to move to a new state, find housing, etc. to attend their program. So unless you’re ready to write a check within the next week, they don’t want to talk to you.