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Penn State University, State College

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4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • The grounds are beautiful. A great walk around the campus was interesting. Great old buildings with incredible architecture. Lush gardens, food available along my walk and homemade ice cream that was ...  read more »
  • Recently accompanied a group of high school students on a visit to PSU. Could not have picked a better day. The weather was clear, brisk and the leaves were beginning to turn, which made the campus lo...  read more »
  • Traveled a bit of the campus and was really surprised at how vast the area is and the proximity to downtown amenities. Got to visit the Lion Shrine and took pictures with the ROTC squad that was "guar...  read 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.
  • 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.
  • This place sucks man. My friend goes here. Says he hates it. Go to the University of Maryland. So much better.
  • PSU. High quality education comparable to Ivy League, but without the Ivy League price. Proud of my alma mater.
  • Good university. With the friendly environment for every international students. Great experience that everyone should try and get into!
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