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 TheSims2.com website on July 08, 2009, and released in North America on August 24, 2009. Although some promotional images suggested that it was available for Mac, this version has not been released yet.
Many players became frustrated that the collection came with Teen Style Stuff because the new college students could not use these new items. There were rumors and speculation that a new, bona fide version of University Life Collection would be released in late 2010, with a new stuff pack for Young Adults included, but that did not happen. There were other rumors that EA had promised some form of special gift for their apparent slip-up.
When installing this product, the player will be able to choose which parts to install. A player who already has one or two of the included Packs can -- and should -- simply choose not to install them. There is also an option to install The Sims 2 Store Edition, but players should note that, as of March 31, 2011, The Sims 2 Store is closed.