Seneca College

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology | Toronto, Ont. | Founded 1967

Students sit indoors on Seneca campus

Students on Seneca campus. (Seneca College)

The hallways at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology are lined with contemporary Canadian art, part of a collection of more than 300 pieces acquired since the school’s early days in the 1970s. Seneca has 35,000 full-time students spread across several campuses in the Greater Toronto Area. It offers 300 full-time, part-time and online programs, including 19 degrees and 42 graduate certificates. KUKA Canada, a leader in advanced manufacturing and intelligent automation, provided equipment for a new robotics lab at the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, which opened in 2019.

Suite-style residences at the Newnham and King campuses house 1,100 and 230 students, respectively. The college’s First Peoples@Seneca office supports Indigenous students with counselling, financial aid, social gatherings, access to an Elder and opportunities to engage in traditional ceremonies.

The Seneca Sting, one of the most successful athletic programs in the history of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, has won more than 500 medals since 1967 and 15 national championships. The Newnham campus is equipped with a seasonal dome and artificial turf field, a full-size ice rink, a triple gymnasium and a fitness centre. Last year, Seneca opened a new campus in downtown Toronto, which houses graduate certificate programs and includes Workhaus, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and creators.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $6,593-$12,058 $3,618-$7,175 $3,618-$7,653 $3,618-$11,473 Yes

Cool Options

  • Cybersecurity and Threat Management: This eight-month certificate program, designed with the help of financial services organizations, focuses on the skills used in communication, information security, project management and problem-solving.
  • Data Science and Analytics: Students learn to identify and interpret data using algorithms. Students also learn skills in computer science, statistics and analytics.
  • Cannabis Regulation and Quality Assurance: Students gain the knowledge and skills—including regulatory standards, quality assurance and clinical assessment—to navigate the cannabis industry.

Popular Programs

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Practical Nursing
  • Social Service Worker
  • Flight Services
  • Computer Program and Analysis

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