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two-hunters-and-one-angel  asked:

Hi, I was wondering if you have any good College AU's?

So We’ve done a few college AU recs lately. Here’s a link to our College AU tag and College roommate tag.
I’m trying not to rec the same fics again and again so you should also check those! I know I said before that I’m trying to be more positive about these college/high school fics, but it’s hard guys! I know I always complain about the cliché plots and the over the top drama (which I shouldn’t since I’m cool with it in other AU settings)… I guys my beef with these is that they tend to all be super long which is annoying if the fic (in my opinion) is just average. It’s easier to forgive an okay fic if it’s less than 30k of words. But that said, there were a lot of gems in here as well so it’s not like this whole rec was a bust for me. Like always, I hope you’ll find something worth your while here and I’ll try to give this genre yet another try in the future! - Admin A


Title: Friends Helping Friends (Telling Me What My Heart Meant

Author: Annie D (scaramouche)

Rating: Explicit

Words: 6,201 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: So this is the first part of Biology and Feelings and Stuff verse, you should check out part two also. If ABO verse is not your thing then skip this fic, to everyone else seeking roommate smut, this is awesome!

Summary: Dean and Cas have known each other for about a year now, and in that time, Cas has never gone into heat. So far.

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Title: Your Call Cannot Be Completed As Dialed

Author:  eBob, K_K_TiBal

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 64,640 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I love this fic, one of my fav college AU fics ever!

Summary: AU in which Castiel accidentally sends a text message to the wrong number and befriends the person at the other end of the line. However, accidents don’t just happen accidentally, and sometimes two completely different people are exactly what the other needs.

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Title: Appoggiatura

Author: ceeainthereforthat

Rating: Explicit

Words: 121,117– Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I know I just recced this in our musician rec where it sort of didn’t fit as well as it does here, but hey, it’s that good so I’ll keep reccing it.

Summary: Castiel leaves the religious commune of Heaven Farms to study classical piano after winning a full scholarship paid for by the Deanna Campbell Memorial Foundation, and answers an ad in the campus newspaper: 1 bedroom to let. Meals provided. 50mb wifi, quiet odd music student preferred.

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Title: I Wanna Be Yours

Author: LetThereBeDestiel

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 54,767 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: This is one of those fics that when I was reading it, I was so enticed with it and almost got emotional at times, but once it was over and I had to write my notes I felt kind of indifferent. Lol this always happens to me with HS fics and sometimes with college fics. I’m just too old to relate to some of the drama. You guys will know what I mean once you get older (lol if not then I’m just a grumpy old granny inside that can’t be happy with anything). I don’t know. I feel like I need to be on the right mood to read these to fully appreciate them.

Summary: When Castiel and Dean meet for the first time in the new dorm room they’ll have to share, they’re sure they are screwed for the year. Despite Cas’ doubts, he finds in Dean a good friend, and eventually, something more. There was always something mysterious about Dean, though, which Cas figured he’ll never discover…

It all goes wrong the night Dean’s brother shows up and Dean walks off with him, never to come back.

Until one night, Cas wakes up with a knife against his throat.

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Title: Presence

Author: sleepingspero9

Rating: Explicit

Words: 20,170 - Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: You guys know I’m not really into the light/humor fics, not that this is really suppose to be full on humor, but it made me smile as I read it. So that’s a lot coming from me. Also the smut was awesome and sort of funny.

Summary:  Dean and Cas are in different engineering programs at their grad school, but they share a physics class. Castiel is certain that they couldn’t possibly share anything more, while Dean does his very best to convince him otherwise.

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Title: Waves

Author: wormstaches (lamarnza)

Rating: Mature

Words: 54,132 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: Again this was too high schooly for my liking, I mean football player Dean and genius Cas (with the twist of being slutty)… Just not my cup of tea and it was pain for me to finish this. Lol I feel like the more I dislike a fic in these school genres the better they are for everyone else!

Summary: Dean Winchester is the average guy: football, college, kid brother, nice car, girls and beer; his life is black and white, that is until he meets Castiel Collins: pretentious, slutty, sweater-wearing genius, who won’t even take the time to look up at him from his obscure novel while he insults him. And then everything is shades of gray and Dean is drowning.

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Title: Inevitable Homoeroticism in Spanish Romantic Heroes

Author: prosopopeya

Rating: Explicit

Words: 41,701 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I think I should do a separate post for these sort of teacherXstudent fics. But for now I’ll just put this here since Dean’s still a college student and I love this fic :’D

Summary: Dean is a grad student studying for his MA in Spanish literature, and he’s pretty content with his sexuality as it is – that is, fairly undefined and also secret. His attraction to Castiel, a professor to the undergrads, doesn’t seem like a big deal until it becomes a very big deal, and Dean scrambles to keep his head above water.

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Title: Chasing Cars

Author: ratherbehere

Rating: Explicit

Words: 45,438 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I feel like there’s no real rhyme or reason to why I like some of these fics while I “dislike” others. This one worked for me at the time I read it and I think I have recced this before in our stripper AU posts. Ps. If stripper AU isn’t your thing, I still encourage you to give this a try since it’s essentially a college roommate fic!

Summary:  After an awkward accidental encounter at a local strip club, Castiel discovers his college roommate, Dean, has a secret career as a stripper, and their relationship begins to change and a bond begins to form. They face the joys and challenges of life together and discover along the way how deeply they’ve come to care for each other.

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Title: So Much Better When You’re Naked

Author: Endversed

Rating: Explicit

Words: 10,545 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: Surprisingly I enjoyed this. It was mostly pure smut (which I like),  no unnecessary drama and a college setting. Perfect!

Summary: The story of how Dean Winchester took Castiel Novak’s virginity. (And it may or may not have taken four months to get them there, but who’s keeping count anyway?)

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Title: Psi Delta Alpha Boys

Author: thejigsawtimess

Rating: Explicit

Words: 154,875 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: Once again one of those fics that just did not work for me. It was a pain for me to get through the 150k of words and yeah… just not something I would want to waste time on. Which obviously means that you should all go and read it like yesterday since it’s probably the best fic in the list for everyone but me :’D

Summary: On Tuesdays and Thursdays every week, Castiel, a misfit freshman, waits outside his Physics lab to catch a glimpse of the senior Frat boys as they file out before his class. One Thursday, he notices a new face amongst the Letterman jackets. A crooked smile, a devious glint in two green eyes… Castiel is done for before he’s even begun.

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