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Seneca College

About Seneca College

In 1967, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology first welcomed students. It provides both full-time and part-time programmes at the certificate, graduate, baccalaureate, and diploma levels. Seneca College has other campuses located around Peterborough and the Greater Toronto Area in addition to its four major campuses. One of the biggest campuses in Canada is Seneca's in Newnham. It has more than 11,000 full-time students who study liberal arts, optics, engineering, and fashion there. The Finch campus was the original name of this school, which was later changed to William T. Newnham in honour of the founding president. The York campus is located on the Keele campus of York University. The schools of media, English, and liberal studies, as well as the schools of creative arts and animation, information and communications technology, and media arts and animation, are all located on this site.

One of the campuses with scenic splendour is the King Campus, which has lakes, farms, and woods. The Markham Campus was the first college or university to offer postsecondary instruction in the Ontario city of Markham. The Seneca Center for Advanced Technologies is located on the Jane Campus. At the Peterborough Airport, the Peterborough campus offers aviation courses. There are about 3 community colleges that offer instruction that is tailored to and intended to benefit the specific community. The Newmarket Campus, Vaughan Campus, and Yorkgate Campus are the community campuses.

Community Services, English and Liberal Studies, Public Safety and Police Studies, Underwater Skills, Animal Health, Early Childhood Education, and Recreational Centers are all offered under the Applied Arts and Health Sciences. The Agilent Technologies Institute, Center for the Built Environment, English and Liberal Studies, and Fire Protection are all located in the Applied Science and Engineering Technology building. The Business Management, Center for Human Resources, International Business, Tourism, Fintech, English, and Liberal Studies are all part of the Business department. The English Language Institute is located in the International department, whereas the Liberal Arts department is home to the Liberal Arts Programs.

The courses for Creative Arts and Animation, English and Liberal Studies, Fashion and Media are all housed under the Communication, Art, and Design department. Courses in business, creativity, environment, language, community, education, humanities, and technology are offered by the department of part-time studies. Adults can receive training in business office skills, career change, employment training and business services, services for skilled immigrants, and college preparation from the department of training and employment services.

Enza Anderson, a political activist and media personality, Bobby Ash, Mathis Bailey, Lyriq Bent, Boris Cherniak, Al Connelly, Alvin Curling, a former Canadian diplomat and Liberal MPP, Geraldine Heaney, a hockey player and coach, Chuck Jones, author, writer, and storyteller Rukhsana Khan, hip hop artist Envy, and others are notable alumni of Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Seneca College Rankings

According to the data collected by webometrics, Seneca college ranks 77 among the colleges of Canada and 4381 among the colleges of the world. 

Seneca College Campus

King Campus

13990 Dufferin Street, King City

Located on 282 hectares of woods, lake, and fields in York Region, King Campus is about 40 minutes north of Toronto.

Markham Campus

8 The Seneca Way, Markham

Located where highways 7 and 404 meet, Markham Campus offers programs in the areas of hospitality and tourism. Starting in September 2020 these programs will move to Newnham Campus.

Newnham Campus

1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto

One of Canada's largest college campuses, Newnham Campus, is located at Finch Avenue and the Don Valley Parkway/Highway 404 in Toronto.

Peterborough Campus

925-580 Airport Road, Peterborough

Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology students study at this world-class aviation campus for years two, three and four

Seneca International Academy

8 The Seneca Way, Markham

Opening in September 2020! Located in the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca International Academy offers select full-time programs for international students.

Seneca@York Campus

70 The Pond Road, Toronto

Located on the grounds of York University, Seneca@York Campus is near the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Keele Street in Toronto.

Yorkgate Campus

1 York Gate Boulevard, North York

Offers academic upgrading for youth and adults and programs such as Social Service Worker, Practical Nursing and Personal Support Worker.

Seneca Downtown

30 Wellington St. W., 5th floor (Commerce Court south), Toronto

Seneca Downtown offers select courses for full- and part-time studies. A selection of professional studies certifications are also offered. Classes include morning, lunchtime, evening, weekend and online options.


1490 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Unit D5, Vaughan

Vaughan offers Employment Ontario services and access to resources and information.

Academic Divisions

Applied Arts & Health Sciences

  • Animal Health
  • Community Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English and Liberal Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Public Safety and Police Studies
  • Recreation
  • Underwater Skills

Communication, Art & Design

  • Animation Arts Centre
  • Creative Arts and Animation
  • English and Liberal Studies
  • Fashion
  • Media


  • English Language Institute

Liberal Arts

  • Liberal Arts Programs

Part-time Studies (Continuing Education)

  • Business
  • Community
  • Creative
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Humanities
  • Language
  • Technology

Training and Employment Services

  • Business Office Skills
  • Career Programs for Internationally Trained Persons
  • Career Change
  • College Preparation for Adults
  • Employment Training and Business Services
  • Services for Skilled Immigrants
  • Workforce Re-entry Programs for Employment Ontario Clients


  • Accounting & Financial Services
  • Business Management
  • Centre for Financial Services
  • Centre for Human Resources
  • English and Liberal Studies
  • International Business
  • Legal and Public Administration/Office Administration
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • Fintech

Applied Science & Engineering Technology

  • Agilent Technologies Institute
  • Aviation
  • Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry
  • Centre for Advanced Technologies
  • Centre for the Built Environment
  • Information and Communications Technology [ICT]
  • English and Liberal Studies
  • Fire Protection
  • York/Seneca Institute for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Top Programs in Seneca College

Programs Fees Per Annum
Bachelor of Data Science and Analytics $14,606
B.Tech Software Development $14,606
Bachelor of Nursing $15,990
B.Com Business Management $14,606
B.Tech Informatics and Security $14,606

Seneca College Teaching Quality

Each professor brings to Seneca their own set of experiences. By promoting the best possible teaching and learning across the College, providing resources for faculty to be productive and creative, and promoting reflective practise, we support that talent and expertise. All Seneca faculty members are passionate about their work and their students, but they also understand that teaching is first and foremost a human activity. They are compassionate, imaginative, and dedicated to ensuring that students succeed in their crucial role of leading and guiding learning.

Seneca professors engage with students as active learning partners, show a genuine interest in them, work to advance their subject-matter knowledge, and serve as role models for core literacy. They understand how crucial it is to introduce students to one another and to pertinent material in a global setting in order to foster relationships that will continue throughout their time at Seneca and beyond. Faculty are aware of the necessity of integrating the right technology into their instruction to actively engage students.

Seneca faculty members are dedicated to improving their teaching practises through reflection, formative self-evaluation, and formal and informal learning in addition to possessing the necessary credentials and professional experience.

To motivate their students, faculty will use a range of instructional strategies that are based on the literature of teaching and learning. In order to push pupils to meet a high standard of learning, they will choose real and interesting learning activities. Faculty will continually investigate, integrate, and assess teaching practises as they address the questions of "How am I inspiring learning?" and "How do I know?" by working together and creating networks around teaching and learning.

Student Teacher Ratio

Students: Faculty Ratio- 195:1

Advantages of Seneca College

  • Largest government-funded college in Canada; highly regarded and accredited globally.
  • Nine out of ten college graduates find employment within six months of graduating.
  • To name a few of our success stories, our alumni include top business executives, government leaders, Canadian ambassadors, national journalists, fashion designers, Oscar-winning 3D animators, software engineers, biotechnologists, electrical engineers, and business owners who hire current and upcoming Seneca graduates.
  • Our graduates are more than prepared for the job market thanks to a curriculum that is constantly revised in light of current and future market demands.
  • Over 94.3 percent of employers are VERY satisfied with the abilities and knowledge of Seneca graduates, according to a recent government survey.
  • The 2005 Academy Award 'OSCAR' Ceremonies honoured the only college in Canada.
  • Canada's largest business college.
  • In the second and third years of the majority of programme areas, offers "Career Jump Starts" through 4 MONTH Work Terms.
  • 6,000+ computers for use by students.
  • Seneca is quite proud that more than 95% of current international students would recommend it to their friends and family.
  • 22 full-time employees, the most ever, are exclusively devoted to serving Seneca International students.

Seneca College Financial Aid

Seneca College offers its students a variety of awards, bursaries, awards for local and international students, and scholarships to help and motivate them to work harder in their studies. Following are the several sorts of financial aid offered to students.

  • Entrance Scholarships: Students at Seneca College are eligible to receive admission scholarships worth up to $1,520 USD.
  • Renewable Degree Scholarships: Based on class 12 grades, students enrolling in any degree programme may be chosen for renewable scholarships from another post-secondary institution.
    Bursaries: Seneca College offers bursaries with values ranging from 760 USD to 2660 USD. The college offers a number of scholarships, including nursing, entrance, and bachelor's degree bursaries.

Seneca College Famous Alumni’s

  • Enza Anderson – Political activist and media personality
  • Bobby Ash – Children's TV host
  • Mathis Bailey — novelist and writer
  • Lyriq Bent – Actor
  • Boris Cherniak – Entertainer
  • Al Connelly – Musician
  • Alvin Curling – Canadian former diplomat and former Liberal MPP
  • Dini Dimakos – Stand-up comedian
  • Dan Harris – Politician
  • Geraldine Heaney – Hockey player and coach
  • Angela James – Hockey player; one of the first two women inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Chuck (Spider) Jones – Broadcaster
  • Mick Kern − Broadcaster, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio
  • Rukhsana Khan – Author, writer, storyteller
  • Wiz Kilo – Hip-hop artist
  • P.J. Marcellino – Documentary Filmmaker
  • Vivienne Poy – Fashion designer and Canadian Senator
  • Brian Price – Canadian Olympic Rowing Team
  • Rick Ralph – Broadcaster FAN 590
  • Nathan Lloyd Smith – Soldier (dec.)
  • Hodan Nalayeh – media executive and entrepreneur
  • Evanka Osmak – Sports Anchor
  • Beverly Thomson – Host of Canada AM
  • Yasmin Warsame – Model
  • Bill Welychka – Former MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic personality, now weather anchor
  • Alek Minassian(Did not graduate) - Perpetrator of the 2018 Toronto van attack

Application Fee: CAD $90

English language requirements for international students at Seneca College

In order to study in Canada, international students who do not speak English as their native tongue must demonstrate their English language competency by passing the entrance tests. To be qualified to study in Canada, they must receive a minimum number of marks. The minimal marks that overseas applicants must get are listed below.

Programs  Marks Required 
Diploma (2 yrs) or Advanced Diploma (3 yrs) Program TOEFL-84
IELTS- 6.0
PTE- 58
Degree (4 yrs) Program TOEFL- 84
IELTS- 6.5
PTE- 60
Graduate Certificate (1 yr) Program TOEFL- 88
IELTS- 6.5
PTE- 60


Seneca College Highlights

Institution Type Public
Number of Campuses 10
Total Number of Students  Full-time students: 30,000
Part-time students: 70,000
Total Number of International Students  5,500
Financial Aid for International Students Available
English Proficiency Tests Considered IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE
Average Cost of Attendance  8629 USD
DLI Number  019395536013
Students: Faculty Ratio 195:1

Seneca College The Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

The cost of living in Canada varies depending on the demands and requirements of the students attending Seneca College. To estimate the cost of things like food, accommodation, transportation, and other expenses, students can look at the table below.

Expenses Amount
House Rent 684 USD
Food 756 USD per semester
Clothing 684 USD to 836 USD
Transportation 745 USD
Books and other supplies 760 USD to 1520 USD
Miscellaneous 760 USD to 1520 USD

Know more about Studying in Canada

Tuition Fees in Canada (1st Year Average) BE / BTech: CA$22,600 | MBA: CA$25,375 | MS: CA$17,225 | BBA: CA$20,560 | MEng: CA$22,225 | BSc: CA$20,745 | MASc: CA$20,375 | MIM: CA$28,900 | MA: CA$12,970 | MFin: CA$32,785 | BHM: CA$20,560 | MEM: CA$17,040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Canada CA$8890 Per Year
Entrance Exams in Canada TOEFL: 86 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 60 | GRE: 309 | GMAT: 560 | SAT: 1177
Work and Study in Canada Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Canada Up to 3 Years after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Canada CAD 150
Student Visa in Canada A Canada student permit is a document issued by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for international students in Canada. To study in Canada, you will require a student permit, which serves as a student visa.
Intakes in Canada There are Three Intakes in Canada: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring (May)
Top Job Sectors in Canada Business Management, Engineering, Economics, Dentisty, Law, Computer Science.
Economy in Canada GDP Growth of 1.9% (2018) 1.5% (2019e), 10th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Seneca College Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 13,800


$ 16,250

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 11,030

Campus accommodation

$ 9,630

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.