Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Founded 1967 | Toronto, ON

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 at several campuses in the Greater Toronto Area. The school offers more than 300 full-time, part-time and online programs, including 23 full-time degrees and more than 50 graduate certificates. KUKA Robotics 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 17 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. In 2019, Seneca opened a new campus in downtown Toronto, which has flexible schedules for working students and offers graduate certificate programs, professional studies and microcredentials. In 2022, the campus will add the Centre for Executive and Professional Studies, which will host new certificate programs in areas including equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, anti-money laundering governance, science communication and financial planning.

Popular Programs

• Computer Programming

• Business

• Early Childhood Education

• Practical Nursing

School Size



• Degree: $5,693-$11,158

• Diploma: $2,718-$7,495

• Certificate: $2,718-$8,626

• Post-Grad: $2,982-$14,900

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Animation: Students use current software to learn traditional and computer animation for work on 2D and 3D projects.

• Business Management—Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Students receive experiential design, mentorship and networking opportunities.

• Interactive Media Design: This new program combines design and web technologies with an introduction to gaming and visual effects.