The best way to determine if a college is right for you is by visiting the campus and speaking with their admissions counselors and students. Most schools offer campus tours and presentation. Check their websites as some ask you to register before attending.
Since you are off for Election Day (Tuesday 11/8) and Veteran’s Day (Friday 11/11) this is a perfect time to visit a local campus.
Bronx Community College (BCC) is having an Information Session on November 12, 10 AM.
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) has Information Sessions every Tuesday at 3:00 pm or Friday at 10:00 am.