What is the consensus on the pros and cons of UVa Engineering? My kid really likes UVa, even though engineering programs at other colleges he likes less are better ranked. I believe that fit if the school is most important, rather than so-called ranking of program (or college ranking for that matter).
Also, has UVa handled Covid-19 well and are most classes in-person? This is a generalization, but it seems that highly resourced, mid-sized privates may be better positioned to deal with pandemics – including future variants for which the vaccine may not be effective – than large public universities, though at under 20,000 undergrads UVa is much smaller than some other public flagships.