University of Chicago Graduate Admissions Information Session

7:00–9:00 pm
The University of Chicago Center in Beijing
Culture Plaza 20th Floor
59A Zhongguancun Street
Haidian District, Beijing, 100872


Ranjan Daniels (AM '94), Senior Director of the Office of the Provost at the University of Chicago and Senior Associate Dean of Admissions at the Harris School of Public Policy, will provide an overview of the graduate admissions process and opportunities to study at the University of Chicago. Dean Daniels will share information about the following departments:

Public Policy
Computer Science
Financial Mathematics
Social Service Administration

Dean Daniels will also share information about the University of Chicago Data and Policy Summer Scholars Program, which provides leading undergraduates the opportunity to study and work with Harris School faculty, learning leading-edge policy frameworks and meeting leaders from across the University of Chicago.


About Ranjan Daniels:


Ranjan C. Daniels is the Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where he is responsible for admissions, financial aid, executive education, new program development and international partnerships. Ranjan also serves as a Senior Director of Strategy in the Office of the Provost at the University of Chicago. 

Daniels has twenty years of experience building relationships and products, opening new markets, and driving innovation at the University of Chicago, and prior, at Kaplan, Berkshire Hathaway, the Tribune Company, and the City of Chicago. 

As Associate Dean, Daniels brings a robust skillset and firm grasp of how to develop successful partnerships with businesses and international academic institutions, which is evidenced by his development of Harris School executive education programs with Amgen, Pfizer, and leading telecom leaders in India, as well as the negotiation of scholarships from the Bank of Indonesia, Bank of Japan, and CONACYT (generating more than $2M in revenue). 

Since joining the Harris team in 2015, Daniels has increased application yield by 40 percent and tuition revenue by 120 percent, while generating $6M in new revenue in 2017-18. He has also diversified the student body, increasing international enrollment by 30 percent and more than quadrupling the number of enrolled African-American students. 

Daniels received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 2004 and an MA in public policy from the Harris School in 1994. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Emory University in 1992.