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The Sims 4 Discover University: Official Blog Post

EA.com has published a new blog post about The Sims 4 Discover University where they reveal loads of new, detailed information about the University of Britechester and Foxbury Institute. Included is a full list of degrees our Sims can study, the rundown about financial aid, and all about what our Sims can expect from their college lives, including school activities.

Read the full blog post below!

From EA.com:

University of Britechester

This bastion of higher education is particularly known for molding students into smart, well-rounded Sims ready to face the world’s challenges. The University of Britechester offers a variety of degree paths for its students, including distinguished offerings strongly focused on the arts and humanities.

Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Psychology, and Villainy

Distinguished Degrees: Art History, Culinary Arts, Drama, Fine Art, History, Language and Literature, and Communications

What else does UBrite offer? On game day in the Britechester Spirit Corps Organization, your Sim can socialize, show off their dance moves, maybe do a keg stand, and promote Dragon pride. If they want to explore their creative side they can head to the canal by the commons for some outdoor figure painting with the Art Society. And they can socialize or go head to head with some of the university’s best and brightest in the challenging Debate Guild.

Foxbury Institute

Your Sim may want to opt for a more modern campus focused on creating innovative leaders, and the Foxbury Institute should be a great fit. This premier university boasts impressive facilities as well as both events and distinguished degree programs geared toward science and technology.

Degrees: Art History, Culinary Arts, Drama, Fine Art, History, Language and Literature, and Communications

Distinguished Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Psychology, and Villainy

Some of Foxbury’s great organizations and events include the Foxbury Spirit Squad, where your Sim can don the red and gold to support their school at School Spirit Day with a juice keg, juice pong, and maybe even a little streaking. When it’s time to take a break from cramming, your Sim can attend bar night with The Brainiacs honor society for a little rest and relaxation. Want your Sim to help lead the way to the inevitable robot uprising? They’ll love creating their future overlords with the Bot Savants. And if your bot has what it takes to reign supreme in the Utili-Bot Contest, head to the quad to enter and see if your Sim will be the next Bot Master!

Financial Aid

Whether your Sim chooses the hallowed halls of the University of Britechester with its focus on arts and humanities, or the cutting-edge Foxbury Institute and its science and tech slant, there’s a ton to do, see, and learn as they journey through higher education!

But before they start packing their bags, doing a little research on how they’re going to pay for education is a good idea. There are tons of scholarships and grants available for both academically and athletically gifted students, as well as need-based scholarships. If your Sim has already started down their career path and wants to further their education, they may want to consider a career scholarship. You’ll be able to find out which scholarships are available for your Sims to help cover their college costs.

Your Sims also have the opportunity to take out student loans to help fund their education, but be aware that payments will be due as soon as they graduate.

College Life

Both schools offer students a variety of amenities and opportunities to live either on-campus or off. Decorating dorm rooms, hanging out with roommates, or just playing a little ping pong are only a few of the new experiences your Sims can look forward to. Need to study for a big exam? Why not join a cram session at the commons? Don’t forget to squeeze in some fun After School Activities like joining the E-Sports or Soccer Team to put their skills in the spotlight or head to a spirit event at the bar dressed in their best school colors.

However! While pulling pranks on the other university or doing a little painting in the park can be a lot of fun, don’t let your Sims have so much fun they forget term papers, exams, presentations, and homework. Let your Sims get too distracted and their grades will likely drop – which could lead to big problems if they’re relying on a scholarship or grant.

The first day of classes is right around the corner; in the meantime remember to connect with future classmates on The Sims 4 Forums, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can also sign up for The Sims 4 newsletter.

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play. For PC/Mac, see minimum system requirements for this pack. The Sims 4 Discover University Expansion Pack is coming to PC and Mac on November 15, 2019, and to PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on December 17, 2019.

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    • A distinguished degree is like an honours program. They typically have higher requirements for acceptance than standard degrees and also have higher grade requirements in order to graduate. I have an honours degree and I remember I needed a grade average 10% higher than the standard program’s requirements in order to graduate. I also had to have a 90% average across all my classes from high school, if I’m remembering right. I got in with a 92% average. This is all real-world info, however. We’re not quite sure how these distinguished degrees will work in the game, but that is the general concept of an honours/distinguished degree.

    • Both schools offer the same degree options, but each school favors specific degrees. For instance, if you want an art history degree, you’d go to Brighton as it’s more distinguished there.. but some players might want an arts degree from a modern school like Foxbury, so that option is there for them.

      I figure it’s like getting a law degree from Harvard vs. getting a law degree from a state school. You’d still get a law degree no matter which school you chose, but the Harvard degree is seen as more prestigous and might give you a head start on more competitive positions.

  • I wonder if they’re going to give us a minimum wage increase to help us pay for student loans………. ahh capitalism.

    ….tbh I am really excited to play this.

  • Will a student be able to earn multiple degrees, either consectutively as a “professional student” or a form of dual major?

    • @M.A.A.W. no any age from Young Adult, to Adult, to even Elder can attend university! ;) (Teens can visit to gather information to help them plan their futures.)

    • Really? Discover University has 13 different majors and 2 schools to choose from. University Life had 6 majors and 1 school. That’s double the schools and more than double the majors of The Sims 3, plus secret societies that were not in The Sims 3 and many extracurricular activities that were not in The Sims 3. Student loans and proper dorm living were not in The Sims 3, either.

      • agreed, i think this may be the first time that a TS4 expansion is actually better than TS3’s, however, the university theme itself isn’t that broad or expansive so that explains how TS4 has managed to pull this off better i guess.

        although i still have a handful or reasonable complaints like where are them greek houses, buildable dormitories, cheap and dirty furnitures, proper laptops, and backpacks.

        now, i managed to keep my hopes unusually low on this EP but it’s so nice too a lot of things which put a smile on my face.

      • @Snarky Witch, there were dorms in TS3, they just weren’t as fun as the ones in TS2! My Sims had the Murphy beds in their dorms! ;)

    • @Chaz, why would teens go to university when they are still in high school?
      Any Sim Young Adult to Elder can attend University!
      Teens can only visit to gather information to help them plan for their futures.

    • I noticed that too, which is kind of silly considering they’re adding lawyer as a career in this pack.
      I’m guessing psychology and/or communications would be the preferred degree(s) for the lawyer career track.
      I’m not complaining though… I’m super excited for this pack and have been anticipating it for a while now and it’s going to make a huge difference for my sims.

    • You will be able to customize them (might have to use a cheat), but you can make a dorm for only people belonging to the Debate Team (for example), or only all female or all male, if you want.