The Washington Post has a fascinating article about the growing numbers of Muslim students at Catholic colleges in the United States. The proportion of Muslim students is now higher at Catholic schools than at secular ones. From the article:
Muslim students say they enroll at Catholic schools for many of the same reasons as their classmates: attractive campuses, appealing professors and academic programs that fit their interests. But there is also a spiritual attraction to the values that overlap the two faiths.
“Because it is an overtly religious place, it’s not strange or weird to care about your religion here, to pray and make God a priority,” said Shabnan, a political science major who often covers her head with a pale beige scarf. “They have the same values we do.”
Enrollment of Muslim Students in Growing at Catholic Colleges in U.S. [Washington Post]