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Penn State University, State College
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The Pennsylvania State University Creamery, often shortened to just Berkey Creamery or The Creamery, is a producer and vendor of ice cream, sherbet, and cheese, all made through the Department of Food Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences of the Pennsylvania State University. It is the largest university creamery in the United States, using approximately 4.5 million pounds of milk annually, approximately half of which comes from a 225-cow herd at the University's Dairy Production Research Center and the rest from an independent milk producer, and selling 750,000 hand-dipped ice cream cones per year. Offering over 100 ice cream flavors made with a butterfat content of 14.1% and ingredients from around the country and the world, the Creamery's ice cream is enjoyed by many students and alumni every day.HistoryThe first Creamery was built in 1865, and dairy short courses were first offered in 1892. Ice cream became a part of football weekend tradition in 1896, when Creamery ice cream was first sold to the public. By 1932, the Creamery was buying milk and cream from hundreds of nearby farmers and was selling ice cream in both State College and Altoona, Pennsylvania.Ice cream makers Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's, are 1978 alumni of the Penn State Creamery correspondence course in ice cream-making, Agriculture 5150, which teaches manufacturers the basics of ice cream production.
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  • Berkey creamery, not to be missed. Watch the staff never mix-up an order eventhough the line up can be snaking till outside the main entrance. 
  • Innovation, simplicity, and design are the best words to describe the visit to PennState's Maker Spaces area. If you are interested in any type of technology it is a fantastic place to go. 
  • This is what college is all about. A beautiful college in a small town. The mall is lined with dutch elm trees with an expansive greenbelt for any activity. Most buildings are over 100 years old with ...  more »
  • If you like wasting your money on required courses such as gender studies and queer theory, then attend Penn State. It's no wonder that it was a haven for a person like Jerry Sandusky. When I attended back in the 80's, they were inculcating students with idiotic notions such as "Marriage is Rape". All of that crap is nonsense. The feminists complain about rape but not when boys are the victims.
  • Went to graduate school in physics here. This university has it all: a great campus, faculty, sense of community, and cutting edge research.
  • This place sucks man. My friend goes here. Says he hates it. Go to the University of Maryland. So much better.
  • Great place if you want to do research in gravity: I'm a graduate student in the gravity group and believe that it was a great choice to come here. Beside the excellent research, State College is a nice town (maybe a bit small) and has almost everything one can wish for - due to its size everything is also nearby. The Penn State Campus is really pretty and sometimes I just go to the Aboretum to think about my research.
  • Known as a "public ivy" for a reason. Expect tough academics and to work hard for your grades. Top public university, in my opinion.