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The Sims 3 University Life
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- The nerds, the rebels, and the jocks - Socializing with members of each group offers its own unique advantages, from unlocking dream jobs to an extra trait
- Organize or attend protests, create murals and graffiti, and even cheat on exams
- Learn outside the classroom through class activities, lectures at the student union, and joining in social activities
- Reach top job in career path more easily with faster promotions and higher entry-level job for university grads
- Requires Sims 3 starter software. Expansion pack will not play without it.
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Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Standard
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Once you leave for school, you can chose to live in a dorm with others, rent your own house or stay in a sorority house. Once you pick out where you want to live, you go inside with everyone else and claim which bed you want for your own. The dorms are large and there's lots to do. Pools, game rooms, workout equipment, large sitting areas with study materials and fully equip kitchens are all at your disposal. The dorms are filled with lots of other sims as well, so there's no shortage of new friends to be made.
While enrolled, your sim has certain responsibilitys to attend to in order to graduate. They need to attend classes, study their materials, take exams and work with their "skill object" that they are assigned to for their chosen degree.Read more ›
I bought the original Sims game the week it came out on a whim. I didn't leave my house for two days. I've been hooked ever since, and have bought every expansion pack for Sims, Sims 2, and Sims 3. I wouldn't call myself an addict as I don't play every day (and in fact don't play for months sometimes), but I would call myself a devoted fan.
I come from the perspective of enjoying Generations, Ambitions, and World Adventures the most. I find Late Night and Pets to be pretty okay, and Showtime, Supernatural and Seasons to be somewhat annoying (though I love certain elements of all of them.)
For someone who loves new interactions and new experiences more than new types of characters, you will love this ep. It is based on real life experiences with an exaggerated touch of whimsy as expected. For anyone that has gone to uni and tried to juggle a full academic schedule with a social life, this will be a friendly reminder and perhaps you can act out how you would have done it if you had a do-over :)
Questions I had about the game:
Is there a new life phase for college? No, you are eligible to go as a Young Adult or older, teens have no way to go early at this point.
Is it expensive? Even for the most expensive semester, you will be paying less than 5000 simoleans, but I'll have to write down the exact number and update.
Are there scholarships? Yes, you can get scholarships based on skill levels, and what your major is in relation to those skills. A mascot will arrive soon after starting the game and leave a college freebie pack, in it will be an aptitude test your sim can fill out to determine if they're eligible.Read more ›
I'd always wanted the chance to really explore a college town in the Sims without all the waiting, unlike Sims 2, and now you have the chance. As your Sim starts school - on a Sunday, so you have all day to play around - you can go buy some comic books, get an herbal tea and a bagel (!), and maybe sketch or hold a protest.
Between classes and managing the social aspects of Uni Life, time is stretched thin, but that's what coffee is for! (Also, don't register your Sim for 18 credits right away - what a mistake!) There are a lot of parties and gatherings, but I find the most fun in rushing around trying to get all the work required for good grades done. Also, I might have made my Sim have an affair with a professor ;)
This expansion pack really has it all: new clothes and hairstyles (all of which are very cool and college-y), great new furniture, fun daily wishes and great new lifetime wishes. I think if you were going to spend your money on any expansion pack, this one (and Seasons) is it!
To sum up my feelings about this expansion: it's ok. The concept is great - hurray, we can FINALLY give our sims a little higher education! - and you get some nice clothes, hairstyles, and personality traits, but the actual gameplay of going to university is fairly dull, and there are multiple little annoyances that add up to make the experience a little tedious. I don't want to re-hash what some other reviewers have said, so I'll just touch on things:
- Yes, for some inexplicable reason, your sims wake up automatically at 6am.
- Each university term is just a week long. It starts automatically on Sunday, regardless of what the day is when you enroll. While your sim is at university, I'm fairly sure your town "freezes" (I'm not 100% positive about this, but I think that it MUST be the case, since university always starts on Sunday. If your town didn't "freeze" while you were playing your university sim, it would have to weirdly skip a few days). This messes with the feeling of continuity in your game.
- It takes FOREVER to get anywhere on campus! I guess if your sim has a car it wouldn't be as much of a problem, but mine did not and it took him nearly TWO HOURS to get from his dorm to his class.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sending my Sims 3 Characters to college is awesome they earn a degree or more. Have fun, meet friends.Published 8 days ago by Tom Funkte
University Life was a great expansion to the Sims 3. You're offered different jobs, and the ability to go and live at a college university. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jojothemoose
What a fun expansion to Sims 3! My daughters play this now (in their senior year of highschool) and they love the fact that you have to actually graduate from a university in... Read morePublished 15 days ago by ParkerFun
Absolutely fantastic. University is a great expansion that offers some impressive new features. The University grounds are perfect. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Chris
BEST EXPANSION PACK EVER!!! i only used to play sims 3. I was reluctant to buy one but this seemed very tempting. The sims basically live on a dorm, apartment, or house. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Laura
I purchased this expansion pack and after installing it, I cannot play. It goes to the home screen and will get to the main menu of the game and is unable to locate the disk. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jake Jolliffe
The seller sold as promised. I have yet to really unlock everything, but I have fun with it :pPublished 1 month ago by J
As a long time Sims fan, I still only play Sims 3 and never bothered to get Sims 4. When I bought this is it was only $10 so I thought "what the heck. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sam