The Excel QUARTILE function returns the quartile (each of four equal groups) for a given set of data. QUARTILE can return minimum value, first quartile, second quartile, third quartile, and max value.


Get the quartile in a data set

Return value 

Value for requested quartile


  • array - A reference containing data to analyze.
  • quart - The quartile value to return.

How to use 

Use the QUARTILE function to get the quartile for a given set of data. QUARTILE takes two arguments, the array containing numeric data to analyze, and quart, indicating which quartile value to return. The QUARTILE function accepts 5 values for the quart argument, as shown in the table below.

Quart Return value
0 Min value
1 First quartile – 25th percentile
2 Median value – 50th percentile
3 Third quartile – 75th percentile
4 Max value
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