So I created a household of 3 sims to send to college. I had one sim start a blog. Life was going good, until my roommates caused fires, and lots of them. I then had my sim fall in love with a firefighter and then the three sims went home, but they couldn't contact their boyfriends (all 3 of them are girls), which sucked. When I got my sims out to the real world, they started working and their "house" was just a bed and a science machine, so, back to college! The whole time my sims were there they were keeping up on academics and maintaining their needs. On other profiles, with sims in college, they could never get stuff from coffee shops and my same old roommates in Malan Hall were geniuine pyromaniacs. The often crazy, cramped schedule sends my sims home with low needs. I would recommend sending your sim around with candy bars and if you have generations or island paradise, give them a sleeping bag or tent, so that way they can maintain their most crucial needs between classes. I had fun with my sims at college, sending them to parties and maintaing blog posts and academic studies, but it wasn't really everything the trailer advertised. Also, it was insane, trying to get plantsims, but in the end I got 3. So I guess I would recommend this. Just remember that candy bar trick.