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.

Feb
21
Wed
7:30 pm Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad – the lovable plus-size teen – has only one desire: to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social[...]
Feb
22
Thu
7:00 pm 3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center
3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses. Showcasing established and emerging[...]
Feb
23
Fri
6:00 pm Thrillers! An Evening with Autho... @ Meymandi Concert Hall
Thrillers! An Evening with Autho... @ Meymandi Concert Hall
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart @ Meymandi Concert Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Enjoy a candid conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling authors JOHN GRISHAM and JOHN HART about the imagination and creativity of writing thrillers, hosted by D.G. Martin of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch.    HART was the first to win two consecutive Edgar Allen Poe Awards for[...]
Feb
24
Sat
10:00 am Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union
Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America.
2:00 pm Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street” also known as Fayetteville Street. This half-mile long street has a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the[...]