Two Point Campus Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Two Point Campus Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Two Point Campus: How to Upgrade Courses with Course Points Sat, 13 Aug 2022 17:48:44 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Two Point Campus gives you a ton of different wacky options for curricula, from potions and wizarding classes to archaeology, cooking, and even clowning. Running these courses is the primary source of income for your university, so it's important you take in as many students as possible each year. With that in mind, it's important to know how to earn course points, and then how to use them to upgrade courses and make them better. 

Since things can be a bit unclear, especially when you first begin your academic journey at your first several colleges, this Two Point Campus guide will act as a crash course for getting points and upgrading classes. 

How to Get Course Points

Upgrading your courses has a variety of effects, such as increasing the number of enrollment applications you receive, determining the quality of students you intake, and boosting the max qualification level for said courses. Essentially, everything in this A+ management sim boils down to more money, and the higher your course level, the better your students can perform.

However, keep in mind that raising your course level requires you to build more facilities and hire more teachers. So you'll need to make a quick buck through other means, as well. 

Earning course points is fairly simple, and there's only one way to do it. To earn course points, raise your Campus Level. The bar in the bottom right corner of the screen is your Campus Level, and it rises whenever you make changes or improvements to your school. We have a whole guide on how to increase your Campus Level, but you'll want to focus on improving the quality of each room, training your staff, and boosting Attractiveness. 

Each time you raise your Campus Level, you'll get 10 course points, which can be used at the end of the academic year. These roll over each year if you don't use them, which you'll often run into because of how upgrade costs work. 

How to Upgrade Courses With Course Points

The end of the academic year is the only time you can use course points, so make sure to do so before hitting the "Start Next Year" button. After viewing the year's results, click the "Manage Courses" button at the top of the screen. Each course will have a "+" and a "-" icon that adds and subtracts course points, and you'll see the effect it has on the course's parameters in the middle of the class card.

And that's it! It's as simple as that. If you click the gear icon on the top right of each course, you can see even more in-depth details about the class' curriculum, the length it takes to complete the class, how many students have passed, etc. Under the tuition tab, you can also increase the amount of tuition each student pays, but doing so will lower happiness. 

That's everything you need to know about using course points in Two Point Campus to upgrade classes. If you need any more extracurricular help, make sure to check out our guides hub with even more tips, including tricks for brand-new administrators

Two Point Campus: How to Train Staff and Increase Skills Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:43:05 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Teachers and staff are the backbone of your school in Two Point Campus. Because of that, you'll want them to be the very best. While you can certainly hire staff that already have proficient skills in various areas, you'll mostly want to focus on training existing staff when you gain the ability to do so.

Training staff is a much cheaper and easier option than hiring brand new faculty, assistants, and janitors. It's also an incidental way of making your courses better within each academic year (you can actually upgrade courses themselves at the end of the year). Regardless of the reason, you need to know how to improve your staff, so this Two Point Campus guide will tell you everything you need to know. 

How to Build a Training Room

Before you can start training staff, you'll need to unlock the Training Room. To do, that you'll need to earn one star in the first two tutorial levels, which unlocks the third level, Mitton University.

Once you start improving this university, you'll unlock the training room, which costs a whopping $40,000 to build. To place the room, open the build menu and select a 4x4 area, then make sure the room has a training machine/training pod and a door. 

How to Increase Skills and Stats Through Training

With the room built, you can start training staff two different ways. The first is by selecting the training machine itself and clicking the "Start Training" button. This will bring up a list of campus staff. You can select which subject you want to train them in, see the money it costs to do so, and then schedule the training. Staff will train whenever they have the chance to do so outside their normal duties, and you can queue up as many staff for coaching as you want. 

The other way to teach staff new tricks is to click on the specific staff member you want to tutor, then select the "Train Staff" button at the bottom of their profile, which looks like a little easel. Lower levels of training only cost a few hundred dollars, but higher levels can easily cost upward of $4,000, so you'll want to make sure you have plenty of cash in the coffers. Still, you'll want to make sure you have some kind of continuing education scheduled at all times, so you're constantly improving your courses and your campus. 

Now you should be able to train all the staff you want in Two Point Campus. Make sure to check out our guides hub for even more tips and info, and head over to our official review to see why Two Point Campus passes with flying colors.

Two Point Campus Tips and Tricks Guide Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:54:52 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Despite having a wacky sense of humor, Two Point Campus is a surprisingly deep management sim that provides a breadth of options for building, and ultimately running, your dream school. Though Two Point Studios does a great job with the game's tutorials (among many other aspects), there's still a ton to learn and a lot of systems to juggle all at once. Your first day at university can be a hectic one. 

With that in mind, this Two Point Campus tips and tricks guide compiles a handful of useful tips to get you started on your academic journey.

Always Place Vending Machines and Seating

Early on, you'll learn that managing students' happiness in Two Point Campus is essential. Our first tip is that unhappy students won't pay tuition fees, which means no income, no matter what money-making tricks you use. There are several ways to increase happiness, such as building dormitories, student unions, and bathrooms, but one of the simplest ways is by making sure two essential needs are met: food and friendship

Make sure you have vending machines in every building; they'll keep your students and staff satisfied and can even earn you a bit of extra pocket change. It's also a good idea to put some benches or tables near those vending machines, as it allows students to meet, talk, and form friendships. Relationships and romances are incredibly important to student happiness, and they can even help undergrads of all levels get better XP bonuses, resulting in more money and higher university prestige

Lean Heavily into New Mechanics Introduced in Each Level

Each new location in Two Point Campus has different requirements to earn stars, and most of these introduce a new mechanic or room. Another good tip to remember is to put most of your efforts into whatever the level has introduced, and don't bog yourself down with unnecessary buildings or additional academic programs. 

For example, Spiffinmore introduces wizarding courses and the pastoral care room, which functions like a therapy office. This level constantly bombards your campus with hexes and meteors, imparting huge emotional strain on students. So, for Spiffenmore, you'll want plenty of pastoral care offices to deal with those effects, and that same idea holds true for whatever new mechanics are introduced in each level. 

Raise Tuition for Extra Cash

Keep your coffers full in Two Point Campus can be a constant struggle, but there are a few tricks you can use to get some extra cash. One strategy that's not really pointed out is the fact you can actually raise tuition fees, helping you to bring in more money each month from students. 

At the end of each year, you can put points into each of your courses, increasing its education level and the number of students able to enroll in that specific track. If you click on the gear icon in the top left of each course in this end-of-year menu, you can adjust tuition rates.

Charging less will increase student happiness but result in fewer funds, while increasing tuition will have a negative effect on happiness but increase funds. Don't be afraid to experiment with charging more if you want to make some big upgrades to your campus. 

Don't be Afraid to Hire Staff

Your staff is the bread and butter of your institution, and you'll constantly need an influx of teachers, assistants, and janitors to keep up with your overall growth. Hiring staff increases your monthly fees, but it's absolutely essential to keep the cogs of higher education turning.

Too few janitors will decrease the attractiveness and cleanliness of your university, possibly even leading to sickness that spreads across your campus. Meanwhile, not having enough assistants means some of your services, like the library or hot dog stand, will be unstaffed, which can drastically affect students' learning ability or happiness.

Each prospective teacher, janitor, or assistant has at least one skill and a number of traits. Certain skills help these staff members move faster/complete tasks faster, while others directly contribute to student happiness with their quirky jokes. Further, some employees have traits that directly decrease cleanliness or make them take more frequent breaks. Don't be afraid to hire staff members — and hire ones that have higher skill levels if possible — but always keep an eye on these to maximize efficiency and expenditure. 

Constantly Research and Train

After the first couple of levels in Two Point Campus, you'll unlock the research room and the training room. The first lets you unlock upgrades for a variety of items, like the lectern in the lecture hall. The second room lets you level up the skills of your teachers and staff, which is incredibly useful. 

In each level, it's good strategy to establish both of these rooms early on and make sure they're constantly working. For the research room, you'll need to assign a teacher to work there, but for the training room, you can simply pay for upgrades, and staff will train whenever they have the time. Make sure you have a few different training courses queued up at any given time, so you're constantly improving your overall campus. 

Visualizations are a Huge Help

Another trick the game doesn't tell you involves overlays. At the bottom of the screen, you'll see a little icon that looks like an eye, which holds one of your most useful tools in the game: visualizations. By expanding this menu, you can select a number of different visualizations that put filters over the screen to show how a variety of factors are affecting campus life. Essentially, you can see a heat map of things like attractiveness, temperature, student happiness, and more. It's the perfect tool for finding out if you have any gaps in your campus planning, and luckily, it's super easy to use. 

With those basics in your planner, you should be set to build the best school possible in Two Point Campus. Make sure to check for more study materials here on GameSkinny.

Two Point Campus: How to Increase Campus Level Thu, 11 Aug 2022 10:37:37 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Campus level is one of the more important aspects of Two Point Campus, dictating the overall quality and prestige of your university. At the same time, your campus level can determine the loan types you can take out, and you'll earn course points to improve your courses every time you upgrade your campus level. There are a lot of moving parts in this superlative and quirky management simulator.

With that in mind, this Two Point Campus guide will tell you everything you need to know about increasing the quality of your university, making it an institution no prospect could pass up. 

Taking Your University to Another Level

Almost everything you do in Two Point Campus contributes to your overall campus level, and you can monitor it via the gauge in the bottom right corner of the screen, marked with a Pantheon icon to the right of the happiness and grade meters.

Each time this quality gauge fills, you'll earn one new rank. It will then empty and "reset," starting the march toward the next milestone. Any improvement you make to your school will raise your campus level, but here's an overview of some of the better ways to do so. 

Ways to Increase Campus Level

  • Hire and Train Staff: Hiring new staff will give you a tidy boost your university rating, but each time any of your staff level up through training, you'll also get a good boost. Here's how to unlock the training room.

  • Build New Rooms: Every time you add a new room to your campus, you'll get a boost to your overall university grade. Since you'll be constructing new dormitories, lecture halls, libraries, and other facilities most of the time, you'll always be adding to the bar. 

  • Improve Attractiveness: Your entire campus has an overall Attractiveness rating, and each room has its own Prestige level, raised by adding more items, increasing its own Attractiveness with plants, posters, furniture, etc., upgrading equipment, and more. Whenever you raise a room's Prestige, you'll get a boost to campus level, and increasing the overall Attractiveness of your campus has the same effect. Using the visualizer for Attractiveness can be a good way to improve things. Think about adding structures like the Coffee Stand and Hot Dog Stand, too. 

  • Get More Students: You can enroll more students at the end of each year by improving classes, as well as by running marketing campaigns throughout the year. The more students you have, the higher your campus level will be. 

  • Keep Students Happy: Happiness level can also have a direct effect on campus quality, so you'll want to do your best to keep students entertained. This can be done by building new rooms like Student Unions, adding arcade cabinets, and hosting events like concerts or movie nights. Always take advantage of these when you can. 

That should give you a good idea of how campus level works in Two Point Campus. Make sure to check back for even more guides on GameSkinny, including beginner's tips and how to make money fast

Two Point Campus: How to Make Money Fast Tue, 09 Aug 2022 10:13:16 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Two Point Campus pushes the absurd formula of Two Point Hospital even further, letting you run a variety of different wacky universities, like a wizarding school or clown academy. Of course, if you want to keep your campus running efficiently, you'll need a steady income to pay staff, improve equipment, and much more. But how do you make money fast in this superlative academy sim

In the Two Point Campus guide below, you'll find some of the best ways to make money quickly, whether you're playing through the campaign colleges or creating your own in sandbox mode. 

Make Your Students Happy and Earn Extra XP

Your main source of income in Two Point Campus comes from tuition fees paid by your students each academic year. Every month class is in session, you'll get a set tuition income, but that number can easily be raised by making enhancements to your campus. The key is that your students must learn effectively and do well in class; the more they level up, the higher your XP bonus at the end of each month will be. 

The best way to do this is to make sure students have multiple ways to study, including fully-stocked libraries and effective private tuition rooms. Make sure your library has plenty of bookcasesstudying areas, and course-specific materials (which you'll unlock as you play). Also, budget for a teacher whose sole purpose is providing private tutoring; any teacher can tutor, but they will also leave to teach classes and lecture students, leaving the private tuition rooms vacant. Finally, increase room prestige by placing attractive items within them, like plants or posters. 

You can also level up your teachers by using Training Rooms, which will make their lessons more effective, in turn leading to more XP for your students. 

Install Vending Machines and Food Stands

You won't get a ton of income from vending machines and kiosks, but installing a variety of food options across campus will give you a constant trickle of money. Vending machines are very cheap to install, and you'll gain $10 every time a student or staff member visits them. The investment will pay off very quickly if you make sure every single building has at least a couple of vending machines.

Once you're a little more financially stable, you can invest in food stands, but keep in mind you'll need to hire another assistant to run them, increasing your salary expenditures. Still, these kiosks make even more money than vending machines, so they'll eventually pay big bucks if you're strategic and patient.

Raise Tuition Rates and Take Loans

At the end of each school year, you'll be able to look back on your performance and put points into your courses for the next year ahead. When you're choosing the courses to provide or upgrade, you can select the gear icon in the top right of the course card to open a customization menu. This lets you change the course's tuition fees for each student and the number of students you'll take for the next year.

If you find you need a bit more cash, you can increase these tuition fees, but it will decrease your student's happiness. A smiley face next to the tuition gauge shows how much of an effect it raising or lowering rates will have on happiness (it's a similar mechanic to raising or lowering staff salaries). But if you have a robust campus with a lot of entertainment and happiness options, you should be OK from year to year.

The fastest option for getting an influx of cash is to take a loan, which instantly grants you either $50,000, $100,000, or $250,000. However, keep in mind that with a loan, you'll have a monthly repayment fee, meaning your overall income will take a big hit depending on the interest.

To take a loan, simply scroll down to the toolbar at the bottom left of the screen, then click the icon that looks like a little building and select loan. 

Run Archaeology Classes

Archaeology is an incredibly unique program in Two Point Campus; it's the only course that can make money. These classes require a dig site, and students will unearth valuable items as they study. Once these items are totally unearthed, you can either sell them or place them around your campus to increase attractiveness. 

The larger your Dig Site, the more likely you are to uncover valuable items, and some of these can be sold for up to $40,000 a pop. You can sell these items individually once they're unearthed; at the end of the year, any items remaining in your dig site will be sold automatically.

What's more, when not in class, archaeology students will use metal detectors on the ground, sometimes discovering items that give you a tiny bit of income. Investing in a dig site and all the requirements can be expensive, but it absolutely pays off in the long run.

Join the Orb Club

You won't unlock the Orb Club until you play through the Upper Etching level in the Two Point campus campaign. Orb Club functions like every other club in the game, but the benefit is that you'll get money every time a student joins and every time a student uses the club's items. The only downside is that the Orb Club has a negative effect on students' happiness, so you'll need to have proper facilities to counteract their dower demeanor. 

Still, it's just $2,000 to drop an Orb Club stand, and you don't need to keep it up at all  just let the passive income flow. 

With all that in mind, you should be able to increase your overall income to make money fast in Two Point Campus. For more tips and tricks, such as some useful ones for beginners, check out our Two Point Campus guides hub.