Seneca College

North York, Ontario, Canada

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Seneca College - Overview & Background

Founder President William Newnham
University Type Public Research University
University Motto Au Large (Off the coast)
University City Toronto, Ontario
Acceptance Rate 85%
Faculty to Student Ratio 1:22
Endowment $12 million
Campus Size 697 acres
Graduation Rate 62.1%
Employment Rate 71.4%
Official Website Link Seneca College, Canada
Contact Details +1 416-491-5050


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Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is a multiple-campus public college. Situated  in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada, the college offers full-time and part-time baccalaureate, diploma, certificate and graduate programs.


Seneca College Campuses

Seneca houses five main campuses and a total of 10 campuses. Each campus boasts of its academic specialties.

  1. Newnham Campus - The campus provides full-time programs in Business, Applied Arts, Applied Science and Engineering Technology.
  2. York Campus - This Toronto campus houses schools in Creative Arts and Animation, Media, Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry, English & Liberal Studies and Information & Communications Technology.
  3. King Campus - The campus offers programs in applied arts and health sciences.
  4. Markham Campus - The campus houses full- and part-time programs in business, marketing and tourism, and also the college's departments of Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology Services. The Confucius Institute is also located here. 
  5. Peterborough Campus - Seneca's Peterborough campus is a world-class campus which houses students from the School of Aviation. The Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology (two to four years) and the Airline Pilot Flight Operations programs are taught at this campus.

The main faculties in Seneca are Applied Arts & Health Sciences, Applied Science & Engineering Technology, Business, and Communication, Art & Design.



Seneca gives you on-campus and off-campus residential options. 

Seneca College currently offers residence at both the Newnham Campus and the King Campus. The King Campus residence has the capacity of hosting around 233 students. The residences at Newnham and King Campus are apartment-styled and are safe, homely and comfortable. Seneca's apartment-style residence buildings at Newnham and King campuses are accessible and fully equipped with all amenities.

Off-Campus - You can choose between the following two off-campus accommodation options – Homestay and Room in a House. Depending on your meal requirements, you may pick either of the accommodation options. The Homestay program gets international students in touch with people in the community who are willing to offer homestay options to international students attending Seneca. These homes provide a safe and home and may include different meal options.

The cost for homestay is  $1000 CAD per month. Room in a House is similar to the Homestay program, and in this option, students stay with a local family. However, this option does not include meals which means you need to take care of your own meals. The cost of a room in a house is $700 CAD per month.



Seneca offers 10 renewable entrance scholarships of merit ($1,000 each) for international students. Students who have attained a minimum GPA of 80 percent in Grade 12 or equivalent before attending Seneca can apply for the appropriate scholarship upon the commencement of the program.
On-campus Jobs
You can finance your studies by working at part-time jobs on campus at Seneca. If you’re enrolled full time for the term and prove your financial need on your Work-Study application, you may qualify for the Work-Study program.

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    Seneca College Notable Alumni

    Some famous people from Seneca College include: 

  • list items Angela Diane James, Canadian former ice hockey player 
  • list items Charles "Spider" Jones, Canadian journalist, author, and former amateur boxer
  • list items Vivienne Poy, Canadian businesswoman, author and philanthropist.
  • list items Boris Cherniak, Soviet-born Canadian-based comedian hypnotist and motivational speaker, entertainer
  • list items Rukhsana Khan, Canadian children's writer and storyteller 
  • list items Dini Dimakos, Canadian stand-up comedian and registered social worker
  • list items Beverly D. Thomson, Canadian journalist and correspondent with CTV News Channel
  • list items Melissa Grelo, Canadian television personality, best known as a co-host of CP24 Breakfast and the moderator of The Social
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    Jobs and Placements

    The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) is a Work- Integrated Learning (WIL) funding opportunity provided by the Government of Canada and is administered by Employment and Social Development Canada. This program gives paid work placement opportunities to post-secondary students.

    As per the official website, the graduate employment KPI of Seneca College was reported to be 81.7% in 2017-2018.



    The infrastructure of the college is impressive in terms of its research capacity.

    Some of the centres and labs are: 

  • list items Seneca’s Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE)
  • list items Mechatronics Lab
  • list items Motors and Process Control Lab
  • list items Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ARIE) centre.
  • list items Centre for Research in Student Mobility 
  • Supporting students’ education in the college are Seneca’s libraries located in King, Markham, Newnham and Seneca@York campuses. The library houses an extensive range of print, electronic and multimedia resources including books, journals, magazines, DVDs, videos and slides. There are more than 100 electronic databases of journal and magazine articles which help students to access information for their research assignments. 


    Getting to Seneca College

    The nearest city is Toronto. You can get to Seneca College by Metro – Take a train from Queen Station to Finch and then get off at Finch Avenue east and walk to Seneca. The time taken to reach the college will be 45 minutes. You could also pick up a taxi or Uber. It will be a 20-km drive and take 15 mins.


    Seneca College Map Location

    Address: 1750 Finch Ave E, North York, ON M2J 2X5, Canada