University description (as per official university website)
Garrett-Evangelical is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. It is located a few miles north of Chicago on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University.
Garrett-Evangelical is the result of the interweaving of three institutions:
* Garrett Biblical Institute, the first Methodist seminary in the Midwest, was established in 1853 by largely the same church people who founded Northwestern. Founders hoped that the school would shape mind and spirit toward an educated ministry.
* The Chicago Training School, established in 1885, was an important force for women in ministry and for developing service agencies throughout Chicago. CTS merged with GBI in 1934.
* Evangelical Theological Seminary, located in Naperville and founded as a seminary of the Evangelical Church (later the Evangelical United Brethren) in 1873, joined with Garrett Theological Seminary in 1974 to form Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
These institutional histories live on in our core values of critical and creative reason, evangelical commitment, and prophetic participation in society.