Barden University was founded in 1907, it houses the college students on the campus, and is complete with a radio station that broadcasts around the school, a café, and an empty dance studio, which is where The Barden Bellas rehearse in.
- The film was shot at the Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a school that Anna Kendrick wished to attend in real life.
- Barden University has a quidditch club as seen in the background when Beca and Fat Amy are at the Barden DJ's (Deaf Jews) table.
- The school's mascot is called the Barden Knight.
- The university and its "Schnee Performing Arts Center" are presumably named for the film's casting directors, Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee.