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The Sims 2: University
The Sims 2: University
The Sims 2: University
Your Sims Are Taking Over Campus!
Developer(s) Maxis Emeryville
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts, Aspyr Media
Ratings ESRB: Teen
Release date(s) NA - March 1st 2005

EU - March 2nd 2005

Technical information
Platform(s) macOS, Windows
Game features
Themes University
Creatures Zombie
Neighborhoods Sim State University, La Fiesta Tech, Académie Le Tour
Related pages
Patches and updates
For the expansion packs with similar names and themes in other games, see The Sims 3: University Life and The Sims 4: Discover University.
The Sims 2 University Icon

The Sims 2: University, or UNI, was the first expansion pack released for The Sims 2 on March 1, 2005. The basic idea was to give Sims a college experience.


The Sims 2 University Logo (Original)

Your Sims are now young adults leaving home to live the ultimate college fantasy. Immerse them in college life as they become the Big Sim on Campus. They'll relish their new-found freedom as they party with friends, join fraternities and sororities and pull outrageous pranks. Your Sims will explore all the campus hot-spots as they frequent lounges, gyms, coffee houses and more. Help them fulfill new lifetime goals to unlock more rewards and reap all of the benefits of their university years.


  • College: Upon installing UNI, players have the option to send any teenage Sim to college. The teen then moves out of the family's home and into a special "college town," transitioning into a young adult. Sims in college reside in dorms, Greek houses, or private residences if they can afford to do so. They must choose a major and attend classes, while trying to develop new social contacts and retain relationships formed at home. Upon graduation, the Sim returns to their home neighborhood, a full-grown adult and has many more career opportunities compared to Sims who did not attend college. The majors available are: Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political science, Psychology, Art, Biology, Drama, Economics, History, and Literature.
  • New careers: UNI adds four new career paths that can only be entered by college graduates, though the choice of which careers require degrees seems a bit odd. (Apparently, Sims don't require a degree to be a doctor, but they need one to go into show business). These new careers come with new career reward objects, such as the "antique camera" for the artist career, which allows your Sims to take photographs of their world and hang them on the wall, and the Cowplant for the natural science career which brings the more...undesirable inhabitants of the neighborhood to their demise. There is also a plastic surgery station for the show business career, so that Sims born with more "unique" facial features can alter their appearance.
  • New life state: The fourth career reward object added comes from the new paranormal career, and adds a new life state to the game. The Resurrect-O-Nomitron gives your Sims the ability to bring their loved ones back from the dead by "calling the Grim Reaper." However, raising the dead comes with a price. When a Sim places the call to the beyond, they may end up with the Sim revived, but as a zombie.
  • New music: Includes College Rock and Jazz. All songs are in Simlish.[1]
  • New interactions: They are there to help you in your college life or just have fun, e.g. Streaking.
  • New self interactions: Sims can now buy a cell phone, MP3 player or handheld game from a vending machine on campus. Sims can then use these objects autonomously or by user-direction.
  • New themes: There are several clothing and furnishing themes in this expansion, including Greek, Punk and '60s. These include new wallpapers, furniture and clothing.
  • Secret societies: Some members of the campus community walk around in snappy suits. Befriend three or more of these Sims and you will join the secret society. These societies allow Sims to use the interaction, Secret Handshake, Hack Grades on a computer and use the society's club house, which has a Cowplant, Resurrect-O-Nomitron and a camera.
  • New social interactions: There are new social interactions such as instruments like the bass, guitar and drums, pranks and pillow fights. Sims can also have study groups, which improves relationships with other Sims while boosting grades. Sims can also influence other Sims to do certain things by clicking the "Influence To...". There is also a new interaction called "Hang Out."
  • Create a Student: A new way to create young adult students, somewhat similar to Create a Sim except just for that life stage.
  • New objects: Introduced a new selection of musical instruments, a new treadmill, mobile phones, MP3 players, a new weight machine and more.

University Life Collection[]

The Sims 2 University Life Collection includes The Sims 2: University, The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff and The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff. A PC version was announced on website on July 8, 2009, and released in North America on August 24, 2009.[2]


  • The Sims 2: University is the only university themed expansion pack that only allows Sims to go to university once.
  • The Sims 2: University is the first expansion pack to introduce a new life stage.
  • The Sims 2: University is the only expansion pack to include careers that sims can only work at (without the use of cheats) by achieving something.
  • The Sims 2: University is the only expansion pack to include new cinematics.
  • The Sims 2: University is the only expansion pack for The Sims 2 to change its cover during its manufacturing period as well as one of two expansion packs from the first three games to change its cover during its manufacturing period, the first one being The Sims: House Party.


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The Sims 2: University theme
The Sims 2: University Loading Screen
Arch of The Sim
Brick Sim
Building Blocks
Sim Tile
Shopping Spree
Sim Boutique
Stop and Sim
Funny Bone
Look Alive
Simple Sim
Beautiful Life
Big Sky
Come On
Pretty People
Very Very Rich Town
This Conversation is Over
Fly Foam De Flirt
Kin Tawala
See Toast Te Ya
Dorm Beat
Down in Town
Good Evening Bella
Mortimer's Touch
Sim on the Edge
Simply Bop
Fire of the Newbie
Salsa of the SimKing
Sinusoidal Sim

Other languages[]

Language Title Translated orthology
English The Sims 2: University
Brazilian Portuguese The Sims 2: Vida de Universitário University student life
Chinese (Simplified) 模拟人生2:大学城
Chinese (Traditional)
Czech The Sims 2: Univerzita University
Danish The Sims 2: University
Dutch De Sims 2: Studentenleven Student life
European Portuguese Os Sims 2: Na Universidade In the university
French Les Sims 2: Académie Academy
German Die Sims 2: Wilde Campus-Jahre Wild campus years
Hungarian The Sims 2: Egyetem
Italian The Sims 2: University
Japanese The Sims 2: キャンパスライフ! Campus life
Norwegian The Sims 2: Livets skole The school of hard knocks (lit. "The school of life")
Polish The Sims 2: Na studiach
Russian The Sims 2: Университет University
Spanish Los Sims 2: Universitarios University students
Swedish The Sims 2: Studentliv Student life
Thai เดอะซิมส์ 2: มหาลัยวัยฝัน

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  1. Community lot speakers for the College Rock and Jazz channels were not included, but are available as custom content from ModTheSims.
  2. The Sims 2 University Life Collection homepage at the Wayback Machine (archived June 14, 2012)