God on the Quad: America’s religious colleges growing in popularity and quality

Today’s WSJ has an informative book review of Naomi Schaefer Riley’s “God on the Quad” (St. Martin’s, 274 pages, $24.95) about the rise of religious — and, in particular — Christian colleges:

It’s not news in academia, although it may come as a surprise to the rest of us: America’s 700-plus religiously affiliated colleges and universities are enjoying an unprecedented surge of growth and a revival of interest.

Wheaton College (alma mater of Seth D., John E. — others? — and current school of Elizabeth J.) gets some props:

The evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois and the Reformed-affiliated Calvin College in Michigan now rank among the nation’s leading liberal-arts institutions.

Go Crusaders, er, Thunder!

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