莱斯大学1892年由得克萨斯州棉花巨富威廉·马歇尔·莱斯William Marshall Rice创建的莱斯大学(Rice University)，位于美国南方宁静的得克萨斯州休斯敦市郊，为美国南方最高学府，离市中心仅三里车程。 莱斯大学曾与其它两所，北卡罗来纳州的杜克大学Duke University、维吉尼亚州的维吉尼亚大学University of Virginia齐名，号称为南方哈佛The Harvard of the South。
Students at Rice are awesome! Some might describe them as a unique bunch. Most of us have a unique passion, hobby, or talent. We're okay describing ourself as a little weird...it's normal on campus. Rice students can be serious when they need to (midterms) and crazy when they want to be. The best way to get a feel for the type of students that come here is to come visit. Do it! If you're a senior, stay overnight in a residential college and experience a day in the life of a Rice student. I promise you'll understand what it'll all about afterwards.