Students are the stars of the show in Two Point Campus. It’s your job as president or headmaster to ensure they have the time of their lives in their college career because happy students mean more of them will pay up in tuition. Unhappy students are more likely to quit altogether and take all that tuition potential with them. Happiness is the core stat of all students and you can affect happiness in a huge number of ways.
Here’s everything you need to know on how to keep students happy in Two Point Campus.
Two Point Campus Student Happiness
To improve student happiness, you can roughly break down your efforts into five distinct categories, with the first and most basic one being student physical needs. Needs are further broken down into energy, hunger, thirst, toiletry, hygiene, health, and entertainment.
Hunger, thirst, toiletry, and hygiene are all restored with easy access to food and drink dispensers (vending machines, kiosks), bathrooms, and shower rooms respectively. Placing these items and rooms where student traffic is most dense will ensure that whenever a student needs to fulfill one of these needs they’ll take a quick break and chow down on a snack or take a shower to feel refreshed for upcoming classes.
Energy is the student’s ability to function and perform their academic activities or, in other words, their level of exhaustion. Dormitories, benches, and energy drink vending machines all help students relax and regain their energy to keep studying.
Health relates to physical injury and psychological pressures that need to be addressed. Sometimes a student will get zapped by a random lightning bolt or will feel deeply lonely, so having a medical office, a counseling room, and even a gym can help maintain student health.
Finally, entertainment indicates how satisfied a student is with extracurricular activities, such as arcades, costumes, and games that can distract them from their studies. Having fun items placed in corridors or in student lounges and unions can ensure students distract themselves with other things besides endless assignments.
The surrounding environment can play a significant role in keeping students happy, as no one wants to study in a rinky-dink run-down college. Just like the Needs category, Environment can be split into its own sub-categories: room prestige, overall attractiveness, and temperature.
Temperature is simplest in that you want to place radiators and air conditioners to make sure it’s not too cold or too hot for comfort. Some scenarios in Two Point Campus will have extreme weather, so you’ll need to ensure students live in a comfortable environment.
Attractiveness indicates how pretty, spruced up, and beautiful the campus is in both corridors and rooms. This can be affected by placing windows, plants, posters, and a whole manner of items that make it nice to be in a course room or a dormitory so that the campus doesn’t feel like one giant gray cubicle.
Room prestige is most closely related to attractiveness, but is specific to room appearance and activity rather than the campus as a whole. Prestige broadly defines how much stuff a particular room has, as well as a marker of your own wealth as students want to feel that they’re in a reputable institution with plenty of resources to spare. This can be affected by the physical size of the room, the cost, and the variety of items, as well as the type of items and their function.
Essentially, you could make bare minimum tightly cramped dormitories, which are functional, but don’t make the students feel all that special or you could make spacious rooms with plenty of funky posters and cosmetics to show your appreciation for the students’ time.
The Lifestyle category refers to the overall comfort and access to activities that go beyond physical needs. The main components of this category are relationship opportunities, personal goals and requests, clubs, accommodation, and tuition.
Relationship opportunities refer to items and rooms that help students form friendships and engage in romantic relationships. Periodically students will send you messages requesting particular items or scheduling events, so answering those requests and providing for the students also helps improve their Lifestyle happiness.
Accommodation simply refers to how cramped the students feel in their dorms and rooms they’re in, so making sure that you have enough dorms to service all students comfortably and giving them their space goes a long way in easing their stress. Tuition is the hardest to affect because on the one hand lowering tuition will make students happy, but on the other, you want high tuition so that you can keep your campus running.
Also, students want to be a part of something beyond their classrooms, so making sure they can join a club will not only give them bonuses for their studying ability but also help with improving their happiness.
Campus events aren’t wholly necessary to keep students happy, but they can be a powerful booster to their well-being. Along with directly improving happiness, most events often give students some kind of buff, such as movement speed, energy, or entertainment, so there’s a kind of stacking effect to events.
While not related to any of the previous categories, student academic performance also has an effect on their happiness, so keeping track of student grades and sending them to private lessons can help ensure they don’t feel despair and think of leaving. High-level teachers can go a long way in boosting academic performance.
Now that you know the intricacies of student happiness, go out and make a university that’ll make you want to go back to school.
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