This is a hard one to answer...
Signs are pointing to the US starting to get out of the recession, which is good. As it is, the largest effect of the recession is the inability to get a job. Since you are probably coming here under a student visa, it probably won't have too much of a barring on you. Safety, living expenses, etc have been pretty much holding steady, so you wouldn't notice a difference there.
Where it will probably effect you is what financial aid you were looking to get. If I recall correctly, the sequester did cut some of the funding available to foreign students, but you'd have to double check on that.
No matter what, welcome to the US!