Colleges and Universities in Southwest Raleigh

Colleges and Universities

The Triangle region is home to three of the nation’s top-ranking universities, with one of them right here in SouthWestRaleigh: North Carolina State University is centrally located and connected with the area through its Main and Centennial Campuses. Other higher learning institutions in SWR are Meredith College and William Peace University; and two historically black colleges, Shaw University and Saint Augustine’s University, are located just outside its boundaries.

Schools in Southwest Raleigh

K-12 Schools

Many of SouthWestRaleigh’s public schools are magnet schools. Elementary schools within SWR boundaries include AB Combs, Fred A Olds, and Wiley Elementary. The Exploris School teaches K-8, and Centennial Campus Middle School and Dillard Drive Middle School bridge to Athens Drive Magnet, Needham B. Broughton, and Raleigh Charter High Schools. SouthWestRaleigh is also home and close to a number of private schools.

Pottery - Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

SouthWestRaleigh has many opportunities for lifelong and recreational learning. The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department offers a wide variety of programs and classes from the arts to sports and recreation. NCSU provides learning partnerships in a number of areas through their Outreach and Engagement Department as well as classes, study trips and lectures through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Wake Technical Community College offers personal interest classes in various locations around town as well as online.

Aug
17
Fri
all-day Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Aug 17 all-day
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week August 13-19, 2018 @ Participating Restaurants | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for another delicious chance to check out all the amazing restaurants Downtown Raleigh has to offer during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant week! Select restaurants will offer special menus for dinner and a few will[...]
7:30 pm Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Raleigh welcomes, Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL to the PNC Arena in August. CRYSTAL is a brand-new arena creation that explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This[...]
8:00 pm Sister Act @ Raleigh Little Theatre - Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Sister Act @ Raleigh Little Theatre - Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
Sister Act @ Raleigh Little Theatre - Cantey V. Sutton Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come see a lively performance based on the popular movie! Sister Act is part of the RLT Sutton Series. About the show – When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in[...]
Aug
18
Sat
all-day Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Aug 18 all-day
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week August 13-19, 2018 @ Participating Restaurants | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for another delicious chance to check out all the amazing restaurants Downtown Raleigh has to offer during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant week! Select restaurants will offer special menus for dinner and a few will[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s[...]