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The Sims 3: University Life [Download]

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
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  • Release Date: March 4, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
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Are your Sims ready for the time of their lives? Heading off to university opens up new opportunities, from social connections to career growth. From class activities to major-specific objects, your Sim will find new ways to learn! And university isn’t just about hitting the books. Join a protest, flirt at a bonfire party—there’s a lot to explore outside of lectures at the student union. With new locations like the bowling alley and SimBurger to visit, and new activities like juice pong and spray painting murals to enjoy, your Sims are sure to have the time of their lives!


  • Achieve Academic Excellence. Learning is more fun than ever with new major-specific objects, from broadcasting your own radio show as a Communications student to boning up on anatomy using the skeleton as a Science and Medicine major. Your Sims can also learn through class activities, lectures at the student union, and joining in social activities.
  • Get Ready to Party! Text books and study groups are a big part of university, but sometimes Sims just need to party! From hosting bonfires by the lake to doing juice keg stands at a dorm party, there are lots of ways to have a great time at university.
  • Make Connections and Network. Grow your social networking skill through texting, blogging, and streaming video. This builds your affiliation with the three social groups on campus—the nerds, the rebels, and the jocks. Building your cred with these groups offers unique advantages, from earning dream jobs to a coveted extra trait.
  • Actions Matter. Just like in real life, your Sims’ decisions are deeply interconnected. For example, a Fine Arts student benefits from the Avant Garde trait, develops their Street Art skill and cred with the Rebels by tagging and spray painting. Just don’t get caught by the cops!
  • Reap Benefits After University too! Reach the top job in your career path more easily with faster promotions and a higher entry-level job for university grads. If your Sim becomes a legend with their social group, they may even land a dream job as an art appraiser, sports agent, or video game developer!
  • Explore the Campus and Town. From striking out at the bowling alley to flirting with the barista at the Roasted Toasted Beans to browsing comic books at Keith’s Komics, there’s a whole new town and campus full of places to explore.

Get The Party Started with The Party Pack Bundle
Pre-order The Sims 3 University Life Limited Edition which includes the Partaeus Maximus statue, allowing your Sim to throw the best parties ever. From a raging toga party to a mysterious masquerade event to an elegant formal affair, with the Partaeus Maximus statue, party guests get a mood boost and an attire adjustment to reflect your desired party theme!

  • New Clothes and Accessories: Get unique outfit choices. Togas, laurel wreaths, and masquerade masks will help your Sims dress the part.
  • Set the Mood—and the Theme: Boost your party guests’ moods and choose between toga, masquerade, formal, sleepwear, and swimwear parties.
  • Install a Campus Icon: The Partaeus Maximus statue isn’t just functional, it’s decorative too! Place this imposing artwork anywhere on campus and enjoy the traditional ambience it evokes.

Requires the base game The Sims 3 to activate.

System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP1)/Windows XP (SP2)
Processor: For XP 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; For Windows Vista and Windows 7 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
RAM: For XP: 1 GB RAM / Windows Vista and Windows 7: 1.5 GB RAM
* For NVIDIA ION™ computers, the game requires at least 2 GB RAM./td>
Hard Drive: 8 GB or more
Video Card: 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0. Nvidia GeForce 6 series or better, and all NVidia G, GT, GTS, and GTX video cards. ATI Radeon™ series card 9500 series or better, and all ATI X, X1, and HD video cards; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported.
Additional Info: Requires installation of Origin for gameplay. Laptop versions of chipsets above may work, but may run comparatively slower.

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96 of 99 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
With new places to go and tons of new stuff to do once you get there, The Sims 3 University reminds me of the Sims 3 World Adventures expansion pack. As soon as your Sim is an adult, they now get the option to go off to the Sims University. When you start the game, the university sports team mascot pays a visit to your home and drops off a welcome kit. Inside is an aptitude test your sims can take to see if they have enough skills to qualify for a full or partial scholarship to help you pay for their schooling. After you find out how much you qualify for, you can head over to the nearest computer or just pick up your phone and enroll in school. Once you do, you leave your home, much like when your sims take a vacation. Instead of setting the number of days you want to be gone and to which destination you want to visit, you choose how many credits you want to attend to work on getting, and you chose your degree. You can chose from Business, Technology, Science and Medicine, Fine Arts, Communication and Physical Education.

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.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Yet! March 5, 2013
By Andrew
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
This is coming from someone who has Three expansion packs: Ambitions, Generations and Seasons. Before purchasing these expansion packs, I take a lot into consideration. However, I pre-ordered this one by taking a risk. I have to say that this is a great game. For some, I've noted that it freezes, crashes, etc., but EA will patch it up soon. Download time was the usual: 2 hours or so.

This game has so much to do! New social interactions, new groups to join, like the jocks and nerds. If you befriend them, you get advantages. Like for the nerds, you have access to study groups, better grades, etc., but with the jocks, you may get the next exam in your hands, join parties, and a higher change of being popular. I don't know if you can befriend both groups, I have not tried it.

You can live in a sorority house, which is where I've seen all the parties go down. The dorms, which have lots to do. Like exercise, games, study halls, and so much more. Finally, you can rent your own apartment with some roommates.

There's tons of new content, like clothes, furniture and social interactions. I love it. When you leave to the university, your Sims back home stay the same. They don't age, or nothing. You go and come back to where you left off, which sucks. I wish it was more realistic and they do their own thing while your sim goes off to college.

A lot of things to do in the night life, but you have to choose. Either study for exams, or go out, all up to you.

Overall, I do recommend the game, but hold off until EA patches up all the crashes.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sims Review. April 5, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Been a sims fan for a long time. I like the fact that I did'nt have to wait long before I could download it and when I had a problem it was taken care of immediately. The game is super and I would encourage other simmers to get it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy download October 31, 2013
By Megan
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I am amazed that there was this cheaper option that I never knew about. I read about other people having problems, but I didn't have any. Make sure your game is up to date, and that you have an Origin login, and it should be easy. No complaints at all. Great game.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars University Life April 17, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
This is probably my most favorite expansion along with Seasons. I haven't explored all of what this game has to offer but I am sure the more I play, the more I will enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot to do July 4, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
When i downloaded it and followed the steps to install it, it said i had to update the disc through the launcher but in the launcher it says it is up to date. I un and reinstalled all 6 of my sims expansion packs and origin with no success. I'm currently trying to manually update it to the 1.5 patch and i'll tell you how that goes but i honestly don't think it's going to work. the worst part is you can't return this so i wish i knew this was going to happen before i paid of this crap. I saved less than 9 bucks and it was not worth it.


I got it to work by manually downloading the patch and then it installed. I've been playing it and i love it so far. One of the best expansion packs sims 3 has made because of the sheer amount of things you can do. You will not get bored with this any time soon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just Like Real Universities! May 29, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
I am so happy to have this expansion pack in my game. It so amazing sending your sims off to university, If you have generations it makes the game a whole lot interesting cause you can send your kids off to university after they graduate from high school. First the mascot will drop by your sims house and leave a university bucket with a school shirt, flag, and apititude test your sims can take to see if they qualify for scholarships or not. And what what classes they will be taking according to their test scores. You can choose how many credits they need and how many terms they should take. Once your sims FINALLY ( trust me, it takes a while getting there..loading is a bit slow) gets there they can live in a dorm or rent a house. They can have jobs or go to school full time, i would recommend just schooling cause it can take a toll on your sim, studying, work, and classes was rough for my sims. They can do school cheers, text and and do blogs on their new cellphones as well. Theres a cool comic book and coffee shop you can have your sims go to during free time inbetween or after classes. If your sims are on the rebel side, they can protest or do some street grafetti on school property. But they have to be careful or they will get caught. Theres parties all the time so you won't have to worry about throwing one unless you want too, you can get juiced, streek, or skinny deep with other sims. Becareful not to have too much fun or your sim will begin to fail horribly, and they will have to make up for it. That means long sleepless nights of studying until the green bar goes up..its not in jiffy will take time just like in real universites. Unless your sims can make a cheat sheet and get away with it. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!
Published 25 days ago by Shakeah
5.0 out of 5 stars Good price
Looking forward to playing it. Need the 1st Sims to play it. Didn't know that
Published 1 month ago by nettee1120
3.0 out of 5 stars I loved the Sims 2 university game
I loved the Sims 2 university game. This one seems like a lot of effort for not a lot of reward. It was too hard to keep your grades up and still be able to socialize. Read more
Published 1 month ago by saradippity
4.0 out of 5 stars Got this from amazon and I love it! The service was fast and they were...
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Published 1 month ago by Gina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
I loved how real to the college experience this expansion pack was. Only negative was not being able to control both the kids at school and those still left behind at your house. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Heather Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by natasha
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best expansion packs
Item packaged well and shipped promptly. Item undamaged and as described.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Everything I expected.
Published 4 months ago by Anthony Baublitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
A lot like the Sims 2 version of this expansion. They have added a few new things. For one your classes are at actually times during the days like a job would be, and you have... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amy
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