Barden University is a university located in Atlanta, Georgia, it is home of four rival a cappella groups, The Barden Bellas, The Treblemakers, The High Notes and the BU Harmonics. It houses the college students in the campus, and is complete with a radio station that broadcasts around the school, a café, and an empty dance studio in which The Barden Bellas rehearse in.
- The film was shot at the Louisiana State University 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 university and its "Schnee Performing Arts Center" are presumably named for the film's casting directors,Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee.