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Lot Stats
Lot Size 12x10
Plop Cost §82,000
Monthly Cost §1,500
Bulldoze Cost §3,080
Jobs 76 R§
116 R§§
19 R§§§
Park Effect 50 over 22 tiles
Landmark Effect 50 over 22 tiles
Education Quotient Boost 30.0 points
Student Capacity 10,000 Sims
Education Coverage Radius 5,800 (Entire City) Tiles
Education Effectiveness over Average Household Age 20 Years 2.5
30 Years 0.5
40 Years 0.5
50 Years 5.0
60 Years 5.0
70 Years 1.5
80 Years 0.5
Education Coverage Fade Pattern 0.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
CAP Relief provided 100,000 I-HT Jobs
15,000 Co§§
15,000 R§§
15,000 R§§§
Fire Stage 4
Flammability 36
Power Consumed 280 MWh/Month
Water Consumed 500 m3/Month
Air Pollution 6 over 2 tiles
Water Pollution 1 over 3 tiles
Garbage Pollution 65 over 4 tiles
UDI Vehicles Unlocked School Bus
"Goofy Stat" Classes Cut
Ploppable Lot
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General Information
Credits Author: Maxis

The University is a Civic Building that provides Education to your Sims.

The buildings surrounding the Quad on the lot are probably based on those surrounding Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus of Washington University: Busch Hall, Brookings Hall, Cupples I Hall and Ridgley Hall.

Education buildings increase the Education Quotient over a coverage radius. Some buildings have variable coverage radii which can be changed using a School Bus Funding slider, however the majority have a fixed radius that cannot be expanded or contracted without modding the game.

Schools are designed to greatly increase the Education Quotient of your Sims, however it only has an effect on a small age group. With Universities, the average household age must be between 50 and 70 Years old to have any real benefit. The University also carries an educaiton bonus for Households with an average age of 20.

In College and University Rankings, it is only above the City College.

Having a University in your city is a requirement for unlocking the Advanced Research Center and, by extension, the Space Port.

The News Ticker fluff entry created on its placement is "New #city# University To Make Empty Heads Full".

Unlock Requirements

Main article: Tutorial:How to get Maxis Rewards


All Difficulties

  • Combined Residential Population in excess of 15,000 Sims
  • Average Mayor Rating in excess of 42 Points
  • Average School Grade in excess of 92

U Drive It Missions

  • Medical Helicopter Mission: Zombie Brains