It is important to know that religion has been part of higher education since these were created. For example, Harvard and Yale university were created by puritans; Columbia and University of Pennsylvania were created by the Church of England. Today, they are not fully related to religions, but still having their temples remembering those days where religion was part of their programs and education was only for a select group of male students. Also, almost every higher education institution in the United State accept students despite their religions.
Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soul-less conditions. It is the opium of the people. ~Karl Marx, "Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right," 1884
Universities and colleges in general respect students beliefs and in many cases provide space and advice about their spiritual life. Also, there are religious clubs where students can share and practice their faith with other students. This is a free country and we can practice any religion we feel comfortable with.